Brian Smetana, Chris Rieck
Phone: (262) 741-4972 Fax: (262) 741-4973
DNR Grants - TRM -
Targeted Runoff Management (TRM) grants are provided to control
polluted runoff from both urban and rural sites. The grants are
targeted at high-priority resource problems. Projects funded by TRM
grants are site-specific and serve areas generally smaller in size
than a subwatershed. The grant period is 2 years, with a possible
1-year extension. The maximum cost-share rate available to TRM grant
recipients is 70 percent of eligible costs, with the total of state
funding not to exceed $150,000.
DNR TRM Grant Program
DNR Grants - Lake Grants
- Wisconsin has several types of lake grants available to qualified
lake organizations and municipalities.
Walworth County taxpayers who
put their land into Farmland Preservation are provided a tax
incentive for utilizing soil saving farming practices. Technical
assistance is provided by Land Conservation.
Farmland Preservation Program Info
Land and Water
Resource Management Plan -
This program sets forth long-range strategy to target Land
Conservation activities, staff and financial resources and is funded
in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture,
Trade and Consumer Protection. It also provides funding on a
county-wide basis for Best Management Practices to be installed
to protect the diverse and
unique natural resource base.
Survey - Valuable information is gathered on a yearly basis to
help demonstrate the reduction of soil erosion in the county.
The survey serves as a monitoring tool to determine compliance
with statutory soil erosion goals, performance standards, local
trends and progress toward activities in county land and water
resource management plans. Each year approximately 740 sites
are surveyed and data is sent to Purdue University to be
incorporated into a national database.
Stewardship - Land Conservation staff also provides assistance
to landowners and farm operators to plan and implement conservation
measures including animal waste storage, nutrient and pest
management, various soil saving tillage practices, conservation
cropping, structural and other best management practices.
CREP (Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program) -
CREP is an opportunity for Wisconsin landowners to voluntarily
enroll agricultural lands into conservation practices, such as
riparian buffers, filter strips, wetland restorations, waterways and
establishment of native grasslands in the grassland project area.
There is no waiting period; enrollment and eligibility
determinations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
It is a Federal-State-Local partnership between the United States
Department Of Agriculture (USDA), the Farm Service Agency (FSA),
Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP),
Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and participating county Land
Conservation Departments (LCD) throughout much of the state.
providing $200 million in federal funds to landowners for the
implementation of the federal portion of the program. The State of
Wisconsin is contributing $40 million in bond funds to landowners
while participating counties are utilizing LCD staff to implement
the state portion of the program.
More Info (State),
More Info (Federal),
Tri-fold Brochure >(leave County website)
Other Federal Programs - There are a variety
of additional conservation programs that may complement the resource
needs on your property.
Summary Guide >(leave County website)
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