Soil & Water Conservation Department (SWCD)

Our mission is to promote, assist with and implement wise land use decisions in order to protect and sustain Barron County’s soil, water and other natural resources.

Agriculture Programs & Services

  • SWCD Cost Sharing and Technical Assistance
  • Agriculture Performance Standards
  • Wisconsin Farmland Preservation Program
  • Manure Storage Ordinance/Closures
  • Conservation Walkover
  • Wildlife Damage Program
  • Erosion Control Mulching
  • Erosion Control Seed
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Programs - partner agency


  • Information and Education for landowners & operators
  • Youth Poster Contest
  • Youth Speaking Contest
  • Sixth Grade Tour

Trees and the Tree Program Information

The Soil & Water Conservation division of the Land Services department purchases thousands of trees annually and sells them at cost to residents of Barron County. Orders are take January through March for pickup towards the end of April. Please call 537-615 after January 1 to place an order.

NR135 - Non Metallic Mining

  • Barron County Non-Metallic Mining Ordinance
  • Non-Metallic Mining - Zoning & NR135 Requirments Fact Sheet
  • Request for Non-Metallic Mining Approval in Zoned Townships
  • Non-Metallic Mining Reclamation Permit Application
  • Non-Metallic Mining Checklist for Reclamation Plan Review