The Dane County Land and Water Resource Management Plan is a state-mandated long range planning document intended to guide the activities of the department in its efforts to protect and improve the natural resources in Dane County. Wisconsin Act 27 (1997-1999 Biennial Budget Bill), Chapter 92.10 of the Wisconsin Statutes, includes provisions for County Land and Water Conservation Committees to develop County Land and Water Resource Management plans.
The 2019 Dane County Land and Water Resources Management Plan was completed with the assistance of a Local Advisory Committee. This plan will serve for the next 10 years as the guide for Dane County to protect and preserve the land and water resources of Dane County.
The LWRM Plan addresses soil and water quality concerns using local, state and federal programs. It is a 10-year (from 2008 through 2018) action and implementation plan that emphasizes cooperation with conservation partners in Dane County.
Plan with Maps (PDF)
1-1. Land Use (2005) (PDF)
1-2. Shaded Relief (PDF)
1-3. Outstanding and Exceptional Resource Waters and Impaired Waters (PDF)
1-4. Major Basins and Watersheds (PDF)
1-6. Erosion Summary Comparison (PDF)
3-1. Thermally Sensitive Areas (PDF)
4-1. Erosion Summary by Township (2007) (PDF)
4-3. Water Monitoring Locations (PDF)