WLWCA Administrative Committee
The Administrative Committee shall review and take action as deemed necessary by the committee on any proposed legislation, administrative rule, or other policy and procedure that may significantly impact the administration of conservation programs. The committee is also charged with initiating action that may be needed to improve the administration of conservation programs and coordinating statewide information exchange among all county land conservation department administrators.
Members as of April 2012 include:
|Greg Baneck, Outagamie County, Temporary Chair||Dan Masterpole, Chippewa County|
|Greg Cleereman, Marinette County||Steve Oberle, Taylor County|
|Shawn Esser, Marathon County||Lisa Trumble, Lafayette County|
|Perry Lindquist, Waukesha County|
|Kurt Calkins, Columbia County|
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service - Pat Murphy
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Vacant
Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection - Vacant
UW Extension - John Exo
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Administrative Committee's Guiding Priciples
1. Establish minimum statewide performance standards and prohibitions for controlling
erosion and non-point source water pollution to be implemented through County Land
and Water Resource Management (LWRM)Plans.
2. Minimize the number of grant "pigeon holes," paperwork and bureaucracy that counties
must contend with to obtain outside funds for local programs.
3. Maximize local control and flexibility in implementing conservation programs, including
regulatory and voluntary approaches.
4. Recognize the regional diversity that exists throughout the state (i.e. does not jeopardize
the flexibility or effectiveness of one area at the expense of another).
5. Encourage local planning, prioritization and program implementation based on approved
county LWRM Plans.
6. Support a sufficient base level of grant funds to all counties to implement their LWRM
plan (i.e. an “average of three staff persons per county”).
7. Support targeted grant funds to support comprehensive county efforts to implement state
performance standards and prohibitions, including regulatory efforts.
8. Encourage the integration of federal, state and local efforts into a seamless conservation
program at the local level.
9. Facilitate communication and information exchange between WLWCA, WCA, state and
federal lawmakers and agencies, and agricultural, urban, environmental and conservation
special interest groups.
10. Continue to explore and pursue alternative funding sources to bolster county staffing and
program implementation efforts statewide, including non-bonding sources.
The WLWCA Administrative Committee will oppose any effort that is in conflict with any of these