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
Approves releases from farmland preservation agreements (if signed before July 1, 2009)
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, and 4 Governor-appointed members representing urban, rural, river management and natural resource preservation interests. Mark Cupp is the current chair.
The Board has scheduled meetings for 2018 in Madison on these dates: