Water Rangers: Wisconsin

The Water Rangers Program is developing state-specific resources for water monitoring in Wisconsin. Use the following guides or request a training to understand CAFO regulations in Wisconsin and opportunities for action.

Pending Wisconsin CAFO Permits on Public Notice

The following table(s) lists pending livestock operation permits on public notice in Wisconsin. Public notices are government notices of public comment periods and major projects that may impact the public.

Use your voice to alert the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) of your thoughts on industrial livestock facilities by submitting public comments and requesting public hearings.

This table is updated every month. We will do our best to give ample notice for every pending permit. However, given the nature of public notices and our capacity we will, unfortunately, miss some permits on public notice. Last updated: July 24, 2023

NPDES Issuances and Reissuances

Permittee (CAFO Facility)CountyPermit NumberPublic Notice Start DateEnd DatePermit ActionSupporting documents
Wisconsin DNR Brule River State Fish HatcheryDouglasWI-0004171-11-0July 21, 2023August 19, 2023reissuanceFact Sheet
Pine Breeze DairyWausharaWI-0066214-02-0July 20, 2023August 18, 2023nutrient management plan and reissuanceFact Sheet
Cedar Springs Dairy FarmManitowocWI-0066087-02-0July 13, 2023August 10, 2023nutrient management plan and reissuanceFact Sheet
MDS DairyMonroeWI-0062880-03-0July 13, 2023August 10, 2023nutrient management plan and reissuanceFact Sheet
WonewocJuneauWI-0029688-10-3July 12, 2023August 9, 2023modificationFact Sheet
Redtail Ridge DairyFond du LacWI-0062979-04-0July 11, 2023August 8, 2023nutrient management plan and reissuanceFact Sheet
WRR Environmental ServicesEau ClaireWI-0058718-06-0July 11, 2023August 8, 2023reissuanceFact Sheet
BentonLafayetteWI-0020672-10-0June 29, 2023July 28, 2023reissuanceFact Sheet
Cedar Valley CheeseOzaukeeWI-0051535-11-2June 29, 2023July 28, 2023modificationFact Sheet
General Permit: Storage of Domestic SeptageStatewideWI-0066435-02-0June 29, 2023July 28, 2023issuanceFact Sheet
To view the whole list, visit: https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/Wastewater/PublicNotices.html

Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) Revisions

CountyApplication #ApplicantProject NamePublic Notice End DateTypeStatus
Fond Du LacAG-NMP-NE-2023-20-X07-21T13-05-50Second Look Holsteins LLCSecond Look Goebel SubmittalAugust 7, 2023Livestock OperationsPending
GrantAG-NMP-SC-2023-22-X07-12T16-13-39Blakes Point RE LLCBlakes Point RE, LLC_NMP Substantial Revision_7-12-23August 2, 2023Livestock OperationsPending
BrownAG-NMP-NE-2023-5-X07-13T16-59-44Kane Family FarmKane Summer 2023 Tile SubmittalAugust 2, 2023Livestock OperationsPending
SheboyganAG-NMP-SE-2023-60-X07-17T11-39-04J C Maurer & Sons Inc.JCMS New Land Submittal 7.17.23August 2, 2023Livestock OperationsPending
To view the whole list, visit: https://permits.dnr.wi.gov/water/SitePages/Public%20Notice%20Cafo%20Search.aspx

    Resource List

    Use these resources to learn more about CAFOs in Wisconsin, the permitting process, and more.

    Wisconsin Advanced Trainings

    Request any of these Wisconsin-specific trainings by emailing waterrangers@sraproject.org.

    • How to find CAFO public notice permit information and submit public comments: Wisconsin CAFO Permit Database
    • How to track past CAFO spills: Bureau for Remediation and Redevelopment Tracking System