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Burnett County
Government Center
7410 County Road K
Siren, WI 54872
Programs
Big Wood Lake Priority Watershed Project
The Big Wood Lake Priority Watershed Project is part of the Wisconsin Non-Point Source Water Pollution Abatement Program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. This is a project that offers financial and technical assistance for a wide variety of conservation practices within the Big Wood Lake Watershed area, to protect, and improve the water quality of its many lakes and rivers.

Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources


Farmland Preservation Program
Farmland Preservation Program is a program to help preserve farmland through local planning and zoning, which provides tax relief to farmers who participate. Farmers qualify for tax relief if they sign a contract, agreeing not to develop their land during the contract period.

Shoreline Habitat Restoration Projects
This is a voluntary program to restore native plants near lake and river-front property. Technical assistance is available to interested landowners and financial assistance in the form of cost-sharing (70%-county / 30%-landowner) is available on a first come, first served basis. Why? Attract a greater diversity of wildlife, screen your view of the lake, reduce the time you spend maintaining your lawn, protect the quality of your lake!

Tree and Wildflower Sale
The 2013 - 2014 Annual Tree and Shrub Sale is now accepting orders.  This program offers trees, shrubs, perennial plants and wildflower seeds for sale to the general public.

You can view a copy of the sale brochure here to provide you with order information and plant descriptions. 2013 2014 Tree Sale Brochure

Orders can be mailed or dropped off at the Burnett County Government Center (address is listed on the order form). 2013 2014 Tree Sale Order Form Orders must be paid in full when placed.  Cash or checks only....no credit cards accepted.  Trees and shrubs are picked up at the end of April; wildflowers are the beginning of June.

Our stock is ordered in advance from the nurseries so sales are accepted on a "first come, first served" basis.  We are expecting an increase in tree orders again this year so we encourage you to order early.

Please note that we are unable to offer Balsam Fir this year.  Our supplier was not able to provide us with any Balsam Fir that are native to Burnett County.   We hope to have Balsam Fir back in our assortment next year.

Tri-County Wildlife Damage Program
The Tri-County Wildlife Damage Program serves Burnett, Polk, and Washburn counties, which provides assistance for the commercial agricultural community. The program provides abatement and financial compensation for white-tail deer, black bear, Canadian goose, and wild turkey damage to commercial seedlings, crops grown on agricultural land, damage to crops that have been harvested for sale or further use but have not been removed from the agricultural land, damage to orchard tree or nursery stock, apiaries and livestock.

Program participants must meet numerous requirements.

Resources
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources