Land and Water Conservation Board

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Land and Water Conservation Board connects local and state governments on conservation and farmland preservation issues. The board:

  • Reviews county land and water plans and makes recommendations

  • Recommends how the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection should allocate conservation funds to counties

  • Provides a forum to discuss emerging soil and water conservation issues

The LWCB has 11 members: ​3 each from county land conservation​ committees and state agency leaders, one Governor-appointed member serving a two-year term, a​nd 4 Governor-appointed members representing urban, rural, river management and natural resource​ preservation inter​ests. Mark Cupp is the current chair.   

2023 Meetings 

To join a LWCB meeting remotely, follow the instructions and link in the applicable meeting agenda. 

December 5 LWCB 

Meeting Packet ​

​November 7 LWCB Advisory Committee on Research 

Meeting Packet 

October 3 LWCB 

Meeting Packet ​
​ Presentation:Conservation Partnerships- Opportunities and Challenges ​

September 5 LWCB Advisory Committee on Research 

​Agenda ​
Meeting Packet ​​
Meeting Minutes ​

August 1 LWCB 

​​Meeting Packet ​
Producer-Led Watershed Protection Grant Program | Farmers of the Lemonweir
Kayhart Farms:1590 No-Till Drill How-to Video
Meeting Minutes ​​​

​June 6 LWCB 

Meeting Packet ​
Meeting Minutes​

May 2​ LWCB Advisory Committee on Research 

Meeting​ P​acket ​​​

April 4 LWCB

Meeting​ Packet ​​
Meeting Minutes ​

March 7 LWCB Advisory Committee on Research 

Meeting Packet ​
Meeting Minutes

February 7 LWCB​

Meeting Packet​
​Meeting Minutes 

January 12 LWCB Advisory Committee on Research 

​Meeting Packet ​
Meeting Rescheduled​
Meeting Minutes ​

Note: The January 3rd meeting of the LWCB Advisory Committee on Research has been rescheduled to January 12th at 9:00 am. ​​​