Land & Water Management
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.
Pictured below is the native shrub species
Shadblow Serviceberry - Amelanchier canadensis
This native shrub has an impressive bloom in early spring followed by edible dark purple red fruit for both bird and human consumption in late summer to early fall. The fruit is sometimes referred to as Juneberries, with a similar taste and texture to blueberries.
The tree and shrub sale is now accepting orders. You may make a purchase online or print off the form to mail in a check. More information can be found on the order 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 8272.
Below are a few pictures of cover crops interseeded into corn this past July.
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
Browse through the regulatory programs offered by the land and water management department. Link to page
Contractor List (Plumbers)
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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Find basic permits, regulatory plans, and basic information about non-metallic mining here. Link to page
View information on shoreline stability, erosion, and find helpful resources.
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Learn how to take action in protecting your family, property, and self from floods.
Shoreland Zoning Permit Application
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