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

  • 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, a​nd 4 Governor-appointed members representing urban, rural, river management and natural resource​ preservation inter​ests. Mark Cupp is the current chair.   

2022 Meetings

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

April 5 

Meeting Packet 
Certified Crop Advisors Presentation 
Jackson County LWRM Plan| Jackson County Plan Revision Presentation ​

February 1

Meeting Packet 
Savanna Institute Prese​ntation ​
​Florence County LWRM Plan | Florence County Plan Revision Presentation 
CREP Program Update ​
Meeting Minutes ​​​