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Register for the following Zoom sessions at https://www.mstc.edu/farm-expo

Wednesday, March 9th @ 1:00PM “Interseeding Companion Crops” – Presented by Matt and Craig Oehmichen, Shortlane Ag Supply

Thursday March 17th @ 1:00PM “Farmer Panel Discussion: Diverse Managed Grazing Operations”

Tuesday, March 22 @ 10:00AM “Conservation Staff Panel Discussion: Debunking the Myths of Cost-Share Programs”

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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

Caleb Armstrong, Conservation Specialist

Lori Ruess, Administrative Services