Atrazine is an herbicide used to control weeds in corn fields and other agricultural sites. Due to its ability to enter Wisconsin’s groundwater, its use is prohibited in areas of the state where groundwater contamination has been documented through well testing efforts. This map can be used as a general reference by citizens and pesticide applicators to determine where the use of atrazine is prohibited.
Counties are required to adopt a farmland preservation plan to ensure landowner access to farmland preservation program benefits such as eligibility for farmland preservation program (FPP) tax credits. The farmland preservation plan must map areas for farmland preservation where the county plans to preserve agriculture and agricultural related uses based upon objective rationale to explain chosen areas. Within these identified farmland preservation areas, local communities may voluntarily pursue designation of an Agricultural Enterprise Area (AEA) by submitting a petition to DATCP. Once an AEA is established, the community can encourage continued agricultural land use and investment in the agricultural economy in the AEA. Farmers within AEAs are also eligible to enter into voluntary agreements to collect farmland preservation tax credits. Landowners can use this site to determine if their property lies within a farmland preservation plan area, or an AEA and obtain additional information about the program.
This map shows the approximate boundaries of 2013 Wisconsin Gypsy Moth Slow the Spread (STS) Treatment Sites in Western Wisconsin. The Gypsy Moth Treatment Site boundaries are created and maintained by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the US Forest Service.
Local governments adopt zoning or licensing ordinances that require a “siting” permit to expand or build a new livestock facility. Citizens and businesses use this site to determine if their property lies within a city, village, town, or county with a siting ordinance, access general information about permit requirements, and find links to related contacts and websites.
The Specialty Meat Development Center is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to growing specialty meat businesses in Wisconsin. Citizens and businesses, such as food markets and restaurants, use this site to identify specialty meat processors and producers in Wisconsin. Users can search by county, product type or specific product. Establishments that process wild game, have a specific certification (e.g., organic), or participate in the Something Special from Wisconsin™ program are also identified.
Farmers, crop consultants, and government agencies use this site to identify nutrient application restrictions for the Wisconsin NRCS 590 Nutrient Management Practice Standard. DATCP collaborated with soil and nutrient management specialists from the University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), and federal Natural Resources Conservation Service to create this site.
DATCP created this site to simplify access to historic well constructor’s reports obtained from the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey. Government agencies, consultants, and citizens can search for wells in a specific geographic area and then access a PDF version of the construction report.
Citizens use this site to determine if their property lies within a drainage district, or not. Properties in a drainage district are assessed a local fee for maintenance of the drainage system. Landowners can determine if they are correctly being assessed this fee, and identify local drainage board members to contact with questions or concerns.