Location and Office Hours

Basement Level
Courthouse
Room 10

414 W. Main St.
PO Box 647
Ellsworth, WI 54011

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.6746
Fax: 715.273.6864

Staff Contacts


For Assistance

land.mgmt@co.pierce.wi.us

Land Management Director
Andy Pichotta - EXT 6445
apichott@co.pierce.wi.us

GIS Specialist
Kevin Etherton - EXT 6443
kevin.etherton@co.pierce.wi.us

County Surveyor
James Filkins - EXT 6444
lfilkins@co.pierce.wi.us

Zoning Administrator
Brad Roy - EXT 6441
brad.roy@co.pierce.wi.us

Assistant Zoning Administrator
Emily Lund - EXT 6683
emily.lund@co.pierce.wi.us

Zoning Specialist/Code Compliance
Adam Adank - EXT 6870
adam.adank@co.pierce.wi.us

Office Manager
Shari Hartung - EXT 6439
shari.hartung@co.pierce.wi.us

Office Specialist
Tricia McGrath - EXT 6440
Tracie Albrightson - EXT 6438

 

 

 

Land Management and Zoning

Farmland Preservation Plan

OVERVIEW:

In 2009, the State of Wisconsin instituted the Working Lands Initiative. The Working Lands Initiative is comprised of three program components: a revised Farmland Preservation Program and two new programs – the Agricultural Enterprise Area Program and the Purchase of Conservation Easement Program. Counties that voluntarily participate in the Farmland Preservation Program will afford local farmers the ability to apply for income tax credits. Farmland Preservation Plan updates are needed to assess the current trends and development pressures within each county as well as to continue to promote the economic development of agriculture.

Under the Working Lands Initiative, changes to farmland preservation planning include:

 Modernizing farmland preservation plans to meet current land use challenges

 Providing flexibility for designating areas planned for farmland preservation

 Requiring consistency between local plans

This Farmland Preservation Plan describes goals and policies relating to farmland preservation as well as identifies and maps Farmland Preservation Areas within Pierce County.

 

Farmland Preservation Maps:

 

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