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Dane County Land & Water Resources Department

Watersheds & Ecosystem Services

A watershed is an area of land that drains to a common waterway, such as a lake, river, or wetland. Activities that occur within a watershed affect that watershed’s natural resources including land, water, and air.

Through watershed management, our department implements programs, initiatives and projects, on the land and in waterways that both protect and improve these resources. Working at a watershed-scale makes it possible to focus efforts and make meaningful impacts.

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Goals & Initiatives

An overview of our goals, why they're important, and initiatives we're involved with to address.

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Highlighted Projects

Descriptions of current highlighted projects. Check back to stay up-to-date on our activities.

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Tracking Progress

Tracking our progress on improvements to natural resources which provide ecosystem benefits.

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Watershed Map

Interactive online map that shows detailed surface water drainage in Dane County.

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