Land cover in the Cedar Creek Watershed is primarily rural, with agriculture dominant (49%). Other rural uses include wetlands (16%), grasslands (15%) and forest (11%). Two major wetland complexes, the Jackson Marsh State Wildlife Area and Cedarburg Bob State Natural Area, are located within the Cedar Creek Watershed, providing an important habitat for fish and wildlife. Urban areas comprise about 3.5 percent of land cover in the watershed. Portions of the Villages of Germantown and Slinger, the City of Cedarburg, and the entire Village of Jackson are the incorporated municipalities in the watershed.