Ashland County Land Conservation Department

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

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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