Conservation Practices

Conservation in Kenosha County

Conservation practices are tools used to help conserve and improve our natural resources. According to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, conservation practice means a facility or practice that is designed to prevent or reduce soil erosion, prevent or reduce non-point source water pollution, or achieve or maintain compliance with soil and water conservation standards. Conservation practice includes a nutrient management plan.

A pamphlet developed by the Wisconsin Interagency Quality Steering Team (QST) called A Guide to Conservation Programs for Wisconsin Landowners is available. This brochure provides a quick reference to federal, state and local cost-share conservation programs in Wisconsin.

To learn more, view Conservation Choices (PDF), a guide that features 26 common conservation practices. It explains how each practice works and how it helps improve a farm, lists things to think about when considering the practice, and points out basic maintenance needs.