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. 

To help pollinators at a local level the Land and Water Mgt. has started a native pollinator plant sale.  Below is the order form and photo page for the plants which will be offered.  At this time there is not an online order option.  

Simply right click on the order form and open it in a new window and print the paper copy off. Send in the order page along with your payment.  All orders must be prepaid.

This is a local program so native plant orders will be available for pickup in mid-June.

If you have any questions please give Geoff Schramm a call at 262 284 8315.  

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The Ozaukee County Land and Water is pleased to announce a Soil Health Academy is taking place April 7 -8 2020.  For more information see the below flyer.

2020 Flyer

Tree and Shrub Order Form is available

The Ozaukee County Tree and Shrub order form is available.  If you wish to pay by credit card simply click on this TREE AND SHRUB SALE link. 

Orders are also accepted with cash and check.  Simply click the following and print off the order form and mail it back to the Ozaukee County Land and Water Dept.

Printable Form

Fall cover crop planting

A good first step to improving soil health is to make cover crops an integral part of a cropping system.  Establishing cover crops can improve soil health, as they help develop an environment that sustains and nourishes plants, soil microbes and beneficial insects.  A good goal is to have a mix which contains a grass, legume and a forb.  Remember a diverse mixture of  cover crops may improve soil health, soil function, reduces costs and could increase profitability.  Four basic principles to improve soil health are:

1. Keep the soil covered as much as possible

2. Keep plants growing throughout most of the year to feed the soil

3. Manage soils more by disturbing them less

4. Use plant diversity to increase diversity in the soil

Now would be a good time to think about planting a Fall cover crop after winter wheat; soybean and corn silage harvest. Contact the Ozaukee County Land and Water to see if your farm fields are eligible for cost share funds to try out this conservation practice.  The phone number is 262 284 8313.

Below are a few pictures of cover crops interseeded into corn this past July.


2018 Ozaukee Dirt Newsletter

Quick Links to Information

Cooperative Programs

Discover more specific information about various cooperative programs.
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Cost Share Programs

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

Regulatory Programs

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

Contractor List (Plumbers)

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Friends of the Cedarburg Bog

The Cedarburg Bog was designated a State Natural Area in 1952: it was the second property in the state added to this program. It is currently owned primarily by the DNR and the University of Wisconsin, with some private inholdings.
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Non-Metallic Mining

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

Shoreline Stability

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

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Flood Protection

Learn how to take action in protecting your family, property, and self from floods.

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Shoreland Zoning Permit Application

permit applications
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