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.
Ozaukee County Land and Water is pleased to announce its Winter Soil Health Workshop. This year the key speaker will be Russell Hedrick. Mr. Hedrick comes from Hickory, North Carolina and is a first generation farmer.
Please call the land and water office or Jim Melichar to reserve your spot to listen and learn from a farmer speak about his experiences with soil health.
Andy Holschbach # 262 284 8271
Jim Melichar # 262 206 1731
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.
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.
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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