The Land & Water Resources Department coordinates with the Dane County Office of Energy & Climate Change and other county departments to implement science-based strategies identified in the Dane County Climate Action Plan. The plan and other initiatives work towards the creation of a climate-resilient and zero-carbon world through the following goals:
Learn more about more our initiatives, projects, and programs to achieve these goals in the links below. Some projects might accomplish multiple goals and be listed on more than one webpage.
Improve the landscape's ability to manage increased rainfall and store greenhouse gases.Learn More
Increase energy from solar and natural gas and reduced reliance on fossil fuel.Learn More
Improve response to more frequent and intense downpours which can lead to flooding.Learn More
Improvements to natural resources provide ecosystem services or benefits to the environment and people. Our Ecosystem Services Initiative tracks benefits our projects have on the health of local watersheds. These benefits overlap with climate goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve flood resilience.