Land & Water Resources

Homepage_photo - CopyMission Statement: To preserve, protect, and enhance our natural resources

The Polk County Land and Water Resources Department (LWRD) provides guidance to landowners, farmers, citizens, lake and river organizations, and schools regarding land conservation practices, soil and water resource management, invasive species, groundwater, and much more.  The department also offers cost share assistance for the implementation of conservation practices.  The LWRD offers numerous trainings, field days, and site visits for Polk County residents.  Polk County LWRD also implements several county ordinances and state programs aimed at natural resource protection.    

Click below to learn more about the diverse programming and assistance offered by the Polk County Land and Water Resources Department or view the Land and Water Resource Management Plan, Annual Work Plan, or Annual Report to learn more about our department.

Read more about the 2024 Tree Program in our Tree Newsletter

Tree pick up is Friday, April 26th from 8am to 6pm at the steel shed in the lower parking lot of the Polk County Government Center, 100 Polk County Plaza, Balsam Lake.  Directions can be found on the Tree Pick Up Location Map.


Agriculture Conservation Programs   Tree Program and Habitat Improvement
Ordinances and Permits   Water Resources
Equipment for Rent   Invasive Species
Community Engagement   Reports, Documents, and Presentations

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Phone: 715-485-8699
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Polk County Government Center
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 120
Balsam Lake, WI 54810