3/22/17 – The Dodge County Board last night approved a name change of both the Land Conservation Committee and Land Conservation Department. The group recommended the name of the Dodge County Land and Water Conservation Committee and Department. County Administrator James Mielke says the change is more reflective of what they do. Some of the things that the Conservation Department focuses on is water quality improvement, soil erosion control, wildlife damage, and public awareness. Mielke adds that it is a very common name used throughout the state and that the group wants to indicate to both the public and the committee that it is the land and water conservation.