The highlighted projects listed below are currently underway to help us achieve our watershed management goals to:
Check back for future updates. Visit our Goals & Initiatives webpage for more information about our goals, why they're important, and initiatives we're involved with to address them. To learn more about other projects in our department visit the Current Projects webpage.
Black Earth Creek was severely damaged from the large rain events and flooding that occurred in 2018 and 2019. Dane County has been working with local partners and landowners on finding creative ways to help restore and stabilize the damaged streambanks.
Dane County Land & Water Resources Department developed the Door Creek Watershed Management Action Plan in 2016. Since then, we've implemented many projects that are currently reducing phosphorus from reaching nearby surface waters.
Dane County Parks is partnering with the US Fish & Wildlife Service on a ~30 acre wetland and prairie restoration in the Falk Wells Sugar River Wildlife Area.
Dane County purchased a159-acre property as an addition to the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. We are partnering with community organizations on restoration projects that will increase flood capacity, improve water quality, and enhance wildlife habitat.
We are partnering with Ducks Unlimited and the US Fish & Wildlife Service on a ~300-acre wetland and prairie restoration in the Walking Iron Wildlife Area. The project includes the creation of several waterfowl scrapes (shallow pools) which will hold water most of the time.