About Us

 Under the direction of the Land and Water Conservation Committee (LWCC), the Land and Water Conservation Department (LWCD) and LWCC are the primary links locally for conservation programs. 

The LWCD provides educational and technical assistance to the public on land and water resource management. Lake and stream conservation, erosion control, farmland preservation and restoration activities are just a few of the areas the LWCD works in.


Conservation Corner


Conservation Corner is a weekly article produced by the Forest County Land &Water Conservation Department. For more information contact Steve Kircher, County Conservationist-Land Information/GIS Director at 715-478-1387 or by e-mail at lcc@co.forest.wi.us.


Committee Meetings

Forest County Land and Water Committee Meetings

Conservation News provides the latest news in what's happening in Conservation  around the nation.

Conservation News

Conservation News provides the latest news about what's happening in Conservation.


Conservation Videos


Cost Share Program

What is the Cost-Share Program?

  • A program administered by the Forest County Land & Water Conservation Dept.
  •  Grant money is provided by the Wisconsin Dept. of Agriculture, Trade, & Consumer Protection
    (DATCP) to fund the program.
  • Landowner pays for all project costs and is reimbursed 50% & up to 70% for eligible practices.
  • Standards of DATCP (Chapter ATCP 50) & the Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) must be followed.


Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Wisconsin Forests

  Climate change is a growing concern for forests across northern Wisconsin. Foresters, land managers, and landowners are considering how to prepare for future conditions and how to evaluate risks on lands they manage. This field guide is designed as a quick reference on climate change for northern Wisconsin forests. 

Dickinson County Tree and Plant Sale

Dickinson County Tree Sales



The District offers three native plant sales each year, including: Spring Tree Sale, Wildflower Sale, and Fall Tree Sale.  All sales have inventories of native plants and trees aimed at improving or restoring wildlife habitat and other conservation practices.  

Contact Us

Send us a message with any questions or concerns, and we'll get back to you with answers as soon as we can.

200 East Madison Street, Crandon, Wisconsin 54520, United States

715-478-1387 lcc@co.forest.wi.us

Office Hours

Open today

08:30 am – 04:30 pm

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