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Southwest WI Groundwater and Geology Study
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Grant County Tree Sale
Each year Grant County hosts a tree sale for the landowners in and around Grant County. By holding the tree sale we are able to purchase the trees in bulk, but offer the trees in smaller amounts to those who wish to add a few trees to the landscape.
2023 Tree Sale Order Form
2023 Tree Descriptions
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Put "Tree Sale Mailing List" in the subject line. Include your name and physical mailing address in the email and we will mail you out an order form in early winter.
Thanks for making 2023 a success! We look forward to taking your orders for 2024 once available!
Tree Sale Mailing List
Farmland Preservation Program
The Farmland Preservation Program (FPP) is designed to help preserve farmland through local planning and zoning, promote soil and water conservation and provide tax relief to participating landowners. Landowners qualify if their land is in an exclusively agricultural zoning district or if they sign an agreement to use their land exclusively for agricultural purposes.
Map of Farmland Preservation Zoned Townships
Farmland Preservation Application
Working Lands Initiative Website
New Farmland Preservation Tax Credit Information Sheet
Farmland Preservation Plan and FP Zoning Maps
2023 Farmland Preservation Plan and FP Zoning Maps DRAFT
County Cost Share Program
The County Board approves funding each year for county cost sharing. The funding is available to cost share on all conservation practices included in the County Cost Share Policy (Listed Below). Due to the small amount of cost share available, the LWCC has set a 75% up to $5000 limit on practices. The CSZC has set high, medium and low priority on each practice and evaluates this list yearly. The priorities are also used to assist NRCS on setting priorities in the Environmental Quality Incentives Program. (EQIP).
County Cost Sharing Policy
County Cost Share Application
Conservation Payment Worksheet
Soil & Water Resource Management (SWRM) Cost Share Program
Each year DATCP allocates a certain amount of funds to provide cost sharing in Grant County. Since the dollar amount of the grant is relatively small in comparison to the amount of cost share requests, the CSZC has set a limit of 70% cost sharing up to $13,500. If the estimated cost is over $13,500, the individual may request additional funds from the previously mentioned County Cost Share Program. Cost sharing is available for a variety of the traditional conservation practices used in Grant County.
SWRM Cost Share Application
Chapter 90: Animal Waste Storage & Nutrient Utilization Ordinance
Animal waste storage and nutrient utilization is regulated through Chapter 90 of the Grant County Code of Ordinances. The purpose of this ordinance is to regulate the location, design, construction, installation, alteration, closure and the utilization of animal waste from these facilities in order to prevent water pollution and protect the water resources of Grant County. A permit is required before any construction activity takes place. Each application for a permit under the Ordinance shall include a complete set of detailed construction plans and a Nutrient Management Plan. Applications are reviewed by the Grant County CSZD to ensure compliance with NRCS standards and specifications.
Ch 90 Animal Waste Storage Ordinance
Storage Permit Application
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) is a voluntary conservation program offered through the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. It supports production agriculture and environmental quality as compatible goals. Through EQIP, farmers may receive financial and technical help with structural and management conservation practices on agricultural land.
Environmental Quality Incentives Program Website
Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program
Wisconsin has a program that assists farmers when wildlife damages their agricultural crops. The Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program (WDACP) provides damage prevention assistance and partial compensation to farmers when wild deer, bear, geese, and turkeys damage their agricultural crops. Wildlife managers issue agricultural damage shooting permits to farmers for removal of deer (and occasionally bear, geese, and turkeys) that cause damage.
Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Website
Nutrient Management Program
The statewide agricultural performance standards (SAPS) state that every producer that applies chemical or biological fertilizer must develop and maintain a nutrient management plan by 2008. In an effort to help the landowners of Grant County meet the SAPS, the Grant County Conservation, Sanitation, and Zoning Department has developed a program where farmers can learn to write their own plan. It is a 4 session training course, where you learn the proper way to sample your soils, find out about nutrient crediting and UW Recommendations and learn the ins and outs of the SNAP Plus computer program, used to write your plan.
Statewide Ag Performance Standards Information Sheet
What is a Nutrient Management Plan
Do I need a Nutrient Management Plan
Manure Application Maps
Nutrient Management Checklist
Nutrient Management Planners/Soil Test Labs
DATCP Nutrient Management Planning Information
*NOTE The In-House At-grade permit fee has been removed as of 6/5/23. All sanitary permits must be submitted to the state first. We apologize for any inconvienence.*
3 Year POWTS Maintenance
PERMITS - For assistance in filling out the applications please contact our office at 608-723-6377 #4.
Check out the Zoning Permit Application Process, to determine if your project needs a permit and what type.
Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance Approved 6/20/2017
Applies to the following towns:
- Mt. Ida
- South Lancaster