1124 Professional Drive
Suite #500
Dodgeville ,

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday
County Conservationist
Katherine Abbott
Conservation Specialist
Landon Baumgartner
Conservation Technician
Sarah Hovis
Department Assistant
Mayme Keagy

Land Conservation

Soil and water are the lifeblood of any farm. Keeping them in place and healthy supports productive crops and pastures.

That’s not always an easy task in the rolling hills of Southwest Wisconsin. Increased pressure from economics, regulations, floods, and drought also create unique challenges.

Luckily, conservation and profitable farms can go hand-in-hand.

We’re here to help.

The Iowa County Land Conservation Department is here to assist rural landowners with conservation of soil, water, and other natural resources.

We can provide information, technical assistance, cost-sharing, and an income tax incentive for farmers that implement soil, water, and nutrient conservation practices.

Agriculture has deep roots in the history, character, and economy of Iowa County. Together we can maintain productive farms, clean water, and rural beauty of Iowa County for generations to come.


Summer 2019 Newsletter

Winter 2018 Newsletter


For information about the SWIGG study fecal source testing please see this update and press release.

For general information on the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology Study, see this handout or visit the SWIGG website.

Update on the Southwest Wisconsin Groundwater and Geology Study


A public hearing on proposed updates to the Iowa County Manure Storage and Management Ordinance will take place on Thursday, July 25, 2019 during the Planning and Zoning Committee meeting, 6:00pm, Iowa County Courthouse second floor conference room. Please contact the Land Conservation Department with any questions. You may also provide comments by clicking here.

Iowa County Manure Storage and Management Ordinance DRAFT

2019 Manure Ordinance Summary and Key Points