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.
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
Thanks for your continued support of this program!!
The 2016 -2017 Annual Tree, Shrub, and Native Plant 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. 2016 2017 Annual Tree, Shrub, and Native Plant Sale Brochure
Orders can be mailed or dropped off at the Burnett County Government Center (address is listed on the 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.
Burnett-St Croix County Wildlife Damage Program
The Burnett-St Croix County Wildlife Damage Program serves Burnett and St Croix counties, which provides assistance for the commercial agricultural community. The program provides abatement and financial compensation for wild deer, elk, bear, geese, and 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.
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources