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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Department Overview

The Land & Water Resources Department strives to protect and enhance the natural, cultural, and historic resources of Dane County; provide the county's residents with a broad array of accessible, high quality resource-based recreational services and facilities; and support residents, communities, local governments and other agencies and organizations in their resource management and protection activities.

We believe that everyone deserves to live in a community with healthy land and water resources and with access to natural resources. Learn more about our commitment to Equity and Inclusion and our Climate Initiatives.

Our six divisions (Administration, Lake Management, Land Conservation, Parks, Water Resource Engineering, and Watersheds & Ecosystem Services) provide the structure to help us to achieve our goals in our main program areas: