Land Use in the Environmental Corridors of the Village of Cross Plains, its Extraterritorial Boundary, and the Black Earth Creek Watershed
The Village of Cross Plains, located in south central Wisconsin, adopted a Comprehensive Plan in 2008 that, among other things, identified environmental corridors that were to be designated for preservation. The environmental corridors were determined by three criteria relating to land cover, proximity to streams, and the slope of the terrain. These criteria were incorporated into the design process for determining the location of the environmental corridors within the village of Cross Plains extraterritorial boundary using ArcGIS Desktop software. The project found a substantial portion of the land within the extraterritorial boundary as land designated for preservation, with the majority of these corridors consisting of forest and agricultural land covers.