In November 2007, residents in Wise, Montague, Parker and Hood counties voted to create the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District.
The Wise County Water Control and Improvement District No. 1 (WCID) supports flood control and the conservation of natural resources.
Agriculture has been a dominant force in the economy of Wise County throughout its history.
The Texas AgriLife Extension Service provides community-based education across the state through 250 county offices and 900 educators, also called Extension agents.