Land Conservation


Office Information

Land Conservation Department
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
2nd Floor
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm M-F
Phone: (715) 421-8475

Our Purpose

The Land Conservation Department (LCD) 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 LCD with leadership, support and advice.

The LCD 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 LCD 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 LCD is a major reference for a variety of other state and local programs as well.


Shane Wucherpfennig, County Conservationist

Adam Groshek, Engineering Technician
Land & Water Resource Management Program
Animal Waste Storage Ordinance

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

Lori Ruess, Administrative Services

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