Wisconsin Land Use Megatrends


Water  *new*



This publication is intended for local government officials and others interested in investigating the connections between water and land use. We provide a timeline of Wisconsin's association with water, provide an understanding of water resources, and
discuss a range of state and local policies that affect water use and the resource itself.


 

Agriculture



This publication is intended for local government officials and others interested in investigating the connections between agriculture and land use. Statewide trends for various agricultural sectors are explored together with economic impacts, environmental and human health impacts, and state and local policies to manage agriculture.  A powerpoint presentation is also available.

Note: UW-Extension's Steven Deller released the report Contribution of Agriculture to the Wisconsin Economy: Updated for 2012 in September 2014.

 

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Wisconsin’s Migrant and Immigrant Agricultural Labor Force
 

Climate Change




This publication is intended for local government officials and others interested in investigating the connections between climate change and land use. We present an introduction to climate change at the global and state level, examine infrastructure and economic implications, and show how natural resources may change through this current century. We wrap up by looking at state level policies and potential tradeoffs and community level mitigation and adaptation strategies.

Online Features

 
Mitigation Measures for Local Government
 

Energy



This publication is intended for local government officials and others interested in investigating the connections between energy and land use. In it, we update information from our 2008 energy publication and discuss
barriers, issues, and energy policies related to energy efficiency, wind, solar, biofuels, and nuclear energy. We
also cover jobs related to energy efficiency and renewable energy and energy policies in Wisconsin
communities and in Midwestern states. A summary poster is also available.

CLUE's previous edition of Energy Megatrends is also available. In it, CLUE explores land use trends related to renewable and nonrenewable energy. We present a map scenario illustrating how Wisconsin might achieve its goal of producing 25% of its energy from renewable sources by 2025. We wrap up by looking at building, transportation and community design approaches to reduce energy use.

Recreation

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Recreation Recreation
This publication illustrates statewide land use trends related to Wisconsin's recreation. This brochure is intended to help local communities, government officials, planning professionals and individual landowners think about ways to plan for and better manage local and regional recreational resources.

Housing

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  Housing Housing
This publication illustrates statewide land use trends related to housing in Wisconsin. The information contained in this publication is intended to help local communities, government officials, planning professionals, and individual landowners engage in meaningful dialogues about the role of housing as a land use and trends that may shape Wisconsin's future.

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Forests

 

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  Forests Forests












This publication illustrates statewide land use trends related to Wisconsin's forested lands. By increasing awareness and understanding of the importance of forests, we hope to engage local communities, government officials, planning professionals, and individual landowners in a dialogue about the importance of Wisconsin's forests.