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Abundant Wildlife

Wildlife Habitat Management Through Collective Woodland Management

Golden Sands RC&D is working with private landowners in eight counties in central Wisconsin to form woodland cooperatives through the project Woods & Wildlife for Today & Tomorrow. 

Landowners in these cooperatives will all be enrolled in the Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP). This program allows landowners to collaborate with one another to receive woodland-specific consultation services from their county Wildlife Biologist and Forester. The Wildlife Biologist and Forester will provide non-regulatory ideas, in the form of a full report, on how woodland landowners can best manage their properties for deer and wildlife habitat. 

Better habitat means better food and shelter resources for deer and other wildlife. Participating in this program allows landowners to improve the foundation of what allows wildlife to grow large and produce a more vibrant woodland ecosystem. 

More information about this project can be found here.