Land & Water Management

Mission Statement

It is our mission to work with our community to improve land and water management practices to improve and preserve Ozaukee County's natural resources for generations to come. 

Annual Tree and Shrub Sale Accepting Orders

  • The order form is available to purchase trees and shrubs.  This is a unique program to help native trees and shrubs get established on your property at a nominal price.  
  • Click here for an order form

Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties, Wisconsin Phragmites and Japanese Knotweed Management Plan

  • This is a draft plan detailing proposed treatment strategies to control non-native invasive species along the Lake Michigan shoreline, connected wetlands and riparian area and select inland areas within Sheboygan and Ozaukee counties.  The Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, Inc. and Southeast Wisconsin Invasive Species Consortium, Inc are looking for public feedback in regards to this draft plan.   Please click on the link below to view the draft plan.  The public notice period ends Nov 25, and any questions/comments should be directed to Christine Bohn, OWLT Conservation Project Manager at 

  • Click here for the draft plan - public notice comment period ends November 25th

Soil, Water and Nutrient Mgt. Meeting

  • The Department of Soil Science, in conjunction with University of Wisconsin-Extension, will conduct eight Soil, Water, and Nutrient Management Meetings in 2016. The purpose of these meetings is to provide research updates in the fields of soil, water, and nutrient management. Carrie Laboski, Robert Florence, Matt Ruark, Francisco Arriaga and DATCP staff will present current information.

  • Click here for a printable version 
2016 Soil Water and Nutrient Management Registration Form

2017 Poster Contest Information

Below are the links for the rules and entry form.  The entry form must be attached to the backside of the completed poster.  Completed posters must be turned into the Land and Water office by January 27, 2017.  Contact information is included on the entry form.  Good luck to all participants.

Rain Garden Initiative Project

The Land and Water Management received a grant from the Fund for Lake Michigan to assist landowners in the Milwaukee River Watershed to install rain gardens. This simple practice helps excess stormwater infiltrate into the ground, instead of collecting excess chemicals and nutrients and getting into local streams and rivers which ultimately drain into Lake Michigan. A shallow depression is created near a downspout or other impervious area and planted with 
deep rooted native vegetation. To learn more about this exciting urban practice please proceed to the Rain Garden Brochure.

  1. Cooperative Programs

    Discover more specific information about various cooperative programs.

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  2. Cost Share Programs

    Read about various national and federal programs aimed at helping land owners, conservation, and wildlife management.

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  3. Regulatory Programs

    Browse through the regulatory programs offered by the land and water management department.

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  4. Contractor List

    Contractor List

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  5. Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

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  6. Non-Metallic Mining

    Find basic permits, regulatory plans, and basic information about non-metallic mining here.

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  7. Rain Garden Iniative

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  8. Shoreline Stability

    View information on shoreline stability, erosion, and find helpful resources.

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  9. Ulao Creek

    Ulao Creek Partnership Webpage

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  10. Shoreland Zoning Permit Application

    permit applications

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