2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 92. Soil and water conservation and animal waste management.
92.02 Legislative intent.

92.02

92.02 Legislative intent.

92.02(1)

(1) The legislature finds that the soil resources of this state are being depleted by wind and water erosion and that the waters of this state are being polluted by nonpoint sources of pollution. The legislature further finds that these are statewide problems endangering the health and welfare of the state's citizens, its recreational resources, agricultural productivity and industrial base.

92.02(2)

(2) The legislature declares it to be the policy of this state to halt and reverse the depletion of the state's soil resources and pollution of its waters.

92.02(3)

(3) It is the intent of the legislature to implement this policy by enacting this soil and water conservation law to:

92.02(3)(a)

(a) Establish goals and standards for conservation of soil and water resources;

92.02(3)(b)

(b) Provide for cost sharing, technical assistance, educational programs and other programs to conserve soil and water resources;

92.02(3)(c)

(c) Encourage coordinated soil and water conservation planning and program implementation; and

92.02(3)(d)

(d) Enable the regulation of harmful land use and land management practices by county ordinance where necessary to achieve the purposes of this chapter.

92.02 - ANNOT.

History: 1981 c. 346; 1983 a. 410 s. 2200 (2); 1985 a. 332 s. 251 (8).

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