Welcome to Green County Land and Water Conservation Department

Wildlife Habitat Improvement

Farmland Preservation

Welcome to the Land and Water Conservation Department of Green County, Wisconsin.


Coordination of natural resource management and environmental enhancement activities within county boundaries. Individual staff assistance is provided to landowners and operators in the development of conservation plans and the survey, design, layout, and construction inspection of conservation practices.  Programs administered by the Land & Water Conservation Department:

  • Soil conservation
  • Water quality improvement
  • Groundwater protection
  • Nonpoint water pollution abatement
  • Erosion control
  • Wildlife habitat improvement and damage abatement
  • Farmland preservation
  • Streambank improvement 
Farmers of the Sugar River Annual Meeting @ Albany Lions Club
Feb 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:15 pm

3rd annual meeting of the Farmers of the Sugar River at the Albany Lions Club in Albany.  Sign in starts at 10. Program starts at 10:30. Adam Lasch, a Lake Geneva Farmer will explain what he does to improve his soil with cover crops, interplanting and no-till.  After a hot lunch from the Albany Lions Club, we will give an update of the progress of the producer-led group (Farmers of the Sugar River) and then will hear from Aaron Augustian, a Kewaunee area Farmer talk about how he is able to use no-till and low disturbance manure injection on his farm.  Finally we will listen to Frank Lessiter talk about his perspective on the history of no-till and share stories he’s encountered in his editing career of No-Till Farmer Magazine.  Please RSVP to Tonya Gratz at 608-325-4195 ext 121 or email: Tonya.Gratz@wi.nacdnet.net by Feb 21.  We will charge $10 at the door to help offset costs of the event.


Land & Water Conservation Committee Meeting @ USDA Service Center Conference Room
Mar 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Meetings are held monthly on the first Thursday of the month, after the first Wednesday. They are open to the public. They start at 9:30am except during winter months, then they start at 10:00am.

Groundwater Awareness Week
Mar 8 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 11:45 pm

People are reminded to turn their clocks ahead and to think about where their water comes from.  Local schools 4th and 5th graders will have the chance to  participate in GWA presentations and quiz show.