The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection administers the Soil and Water Resource Management grant program that supports locally-led conservation efforts. All Wisconsin counties are provided with at least one staff person and grant funds to cost-share for eligible water quality improvements or soil stabilization projects.
In 2017, Florence County Conservationist Rich Wolosyn (retired) was given direction from the members of the local Land Conservation Committee to authorize cost-share contracts for constructing stream-crossing conservation practices utilizing over $56,000 in grant funds.
In 2017 Florence County Land Conservation partnered with the DNR to bring Mitigation Enhancement Fund (MEF) and DATCP cost-share funds to two replacment culverts for Woods Creek, and one culvert on an unnamed feeder stream in the Town of Florence, as well as two culvert replacement/refurbishment projects on Morgan Lake Road in the Town of Fence. Both private landowners and government units were eligible for cost-share reimbursements that followed designs engineered to state standards.
To learn more about what conservation practices are eligible, see the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (ATCP 50) website at: http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/atcp/020/50.pdf or contact Scott Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org