Homeowner Assistance 

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Property Evaluation and Consultation

Know the land before you buy and address your concerns in advance. Please contact James Bierlair or Eric Long to schedule an appointment. 

Urban Program

The Portage SWCD staff can assist you in planning your development site to minimize impacts to sensitive areas and to identify critical areas that are susceptible to erosion. The SWCD staff also works with Portage County Regional Planning Commission and communities to review SWPPPs (Storm Water Pollution Prevention Programs) and to perform sediment and erosion control inspections on development sites. Please contact Eric Long for more information.

Drainage Issues

The Portage SWCD staff can assist you in dealing with drainage problems, soil erosion or water issues on your property. Please contact James Bierlair or Eric Long to schedule an appointment.

Maps and Resources

We have a wealth of information available at the SWCD office and most items or copies of items are available to you free of charge! Get informed about your property or research prospective sites before you purchase them!

Some of our available resources include:
Soil Survey Maps (atlas sheets only)
Topographic Maps
Aerial Photographs (1959, 1966, 1979, 1990, 1994)
Soils Information
Forestry Management Resources
Backyard Conservation Information
Soil Test Kits
Contractor List
Forester List
Nuisance Trapper List
Soil Scientists List
Erosion Control Installers & Suppliers
Wetland Consultant List