Land & Water Conservation

Established under Chapter 92, State Statutes, the Portage County Land and Water Conservation Division (LWCD) is located within the Planning and Zoning Department. The LWCD's focus is on the protection and improvement of the County's land and water resources by implementing a variety of County, State, and Federal programs. The Portage County Land and Water Resource Management (LWRM) Plan (PDF) was approved by the County Board on January 21, 2020, and serves as the document for guiding LWCD activities for the years 2019 through 2029.

Programs & Projects

View information about County Land and Water Conservation Programs and Projects.

Watershed Organizations

View information about Watershed Organizations in Portage County and the State of Wisconsin.

Youth & Community Events

View information about Youth and Community Events related to Land and Water Conservation.

  1. Patty Benedict

    Land and Water Conservation Administrative Associate