Land & Water Conservation

(715) 468-4654
Fax: (715) 468-4640
landwtr@co.washburn.wi.us

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Conservation Specialist:
Brent Edlin
bedlin@co.washburn.wi.us

Conservation Coordinator:
Lisa Burns
lburns@co.washburn.wi.us

Administrative Assistant:
Trisha Saletri
tsaletri@co.washburn.wi.us

Mission Statement

To provide competent, professional services in the planning, design, and implementation of programs and projects that protect, restore, and sustain the soil and water resources of Washburn County.

Wisconsin's 72 counties, specifically the County Land and Water Conservation Departments, are the main vehicles for implementing state land and water conservation programs and funds.

Current News


Who should I Talk To?


Need Information On? Staff Person Responsible
Invasive Species, Shoreline Buffer & Mitigation Planning, Tree & Shrub Sale Lisa Burns
Erosion Control, Cost Share Program, Ag Conservation Practices, Manure Storage Ordinance, Farmland   Preservation Program, Shoreline Buffer, Non Metallic Mining,  Tree Planter Rental Brent Edlin
Tree & Shrub Sale, Zoning Inquiries Trish Saletri
Wildlife Damage (APHIS): (715) 822-3227 Chad Alberg

Cost Share Program

  • 70 percent Cost Share Assistance to implement most conservation practices
  • 50 percent on land owned by local governments
  • Over 30 Conservation Practices
  • Pays for in-kind labor and equipment

Cost Share Assistance for:

Farmstead Area (pdf) (Barnyard Runoff Control System, Milking Center Waste Control System, Diversions, Feed Storage Runoff Control, Roof Runoff System)

Pasture (pdf) (Prescribed grazing, Livestock Watering, Access Roads, Trails and Walkways)

Manure Management (pdf) (Construction & Closure)

Well Decommissioning (pdf)

Nutrient Management (pdf)

Field Erosion Control (pdf) (Waterway systems, Grade Stabilization Structures, Terrace System, Critical Area Stabilization)

Shoreline & Wetland (pdf) (Riparian Buffer, Streambank and Shoreline protection, Wetland Development or Restoration)

Information & Services

Native Plants