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Join us on Tuesday, September 12, 2023 for a Grazing Tour at the Joseph & Sandra Behlen farm.  View full post for complete details and to view the event flyer.

RSVP by Thursday, September 7, 2023 for the complimentary lunch by calling or emailing:

Phone:  (715) 421-8475      Email:  landcons@woodcountywi.gov. 


We hope you find this video informative on a series of different trial runs for cover cropping!


The 2023 Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo will be held on March 22, 2023, at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids.  The Expo can also be attended live online.

Registration is required.

For more details and to register, please visit https://www.mstc.edu/farm-expo


We're excited to announce that the 2023 Central Wisconsin Farm Profitability Expo will take place on March 22nd at Mid-State Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Further event details will be shared at a later date.

Feel free to share the save the date with anyone who might be interested in attending!

Office Information

Land & Water Conservation Department
111 W Jackson St
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

Wood County River Block Building (Map)
2nd Floor
Hours: 7:00am - 3:30pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8475

Our Mission

The Land & Water Conservation Department (LWCD) seeks to find solutions to land and water resource problems under the supervision of the publicly-elected Conservation, Education and Economic Development (CEED) Committee. This committee of the Wood County Board provides the LWCD with leadership, support and advice.

The LWCD provides educational, technical, conservation planning, and cost-share assistance to landowners, farmers, and units of government to help solve erosion and water quality problems. The LWCD also administers the Wildlife Damage Abatement and Claims Program, Wood County Animal Waste and Manure Management Ordinance, Wood County Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance, the Farmland Preservation Program, and the Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program. The LWCD is a major reference for a variety of other state and local programs as well.


Shane Wucherpfennig, County Conservationist

Kyle Andreae, Engineering Technician
Land & Water Resource Management Program
Animal Waste Storage Ordinance
Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program
MDV/Phosphorus Credit Contact

Rodney Mayer, Conservation Program Coordinator
Wildlife Damage Abatement & Claims Program
Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Ordinance
Environmental Education Program

Emily Salvinski, Conservation Specialist
Nutrient Management
Conservation Planning
Database Management

Kendra Kundinger, Conservation Specialist
Nutrient Management
Conservation Planning
Invasive Species
No-till Drill Rental

Barb Peeters, Conservation Administrative Specialist