Ashland County Land Conservation Departmentlast updated: July 2016

The Land and Water Conservation Department provides technical assistance and the cost-share incentives to protect the enviroment. This is achieved through a variety of conservation practices to improve nutrient management, control soil erosion, and prevent non-point sources of pollution.

Financial assistance is provided to landowners through an annual cost-share program. Conservation practices focus on reducing sediment and nutrient delivery to our waters. Funding from the cost-share program may reimburse landowners for up to 70% of the project costs. 


  • Conservation planning & watershed analysis
  • Nutrient Management plan development
  • Conservation practice design
  • Restoration of shorelands along lakes and streams
  • Erosion control recommendations
  • Stormwater management
  • Passage of aquatic organisms through road crossings
  • Establishment of "non-traditional" forestry practices
  • Fish and wildlife habitat restoration or enhancement
  • Youth and adult environmental education
  • Invasive species inventories, control, monitoring, and education

Contact Ashland County Land Conservation Department

Contact Ashland County Land Conservation Department

Tom Fratt
County Conservationist
315 Sanborn Avenue
Suite 100
Ashland, Wisconsin  54806-1014
Phone: (715) 682-7187
Fax: (715) 682-7187


Service Area

Services provided in:
  • Ashland County, Wisconsin

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