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Bringing together

science & community

for over 45 years to help grow Wisconsin's economy and protect our natural resources.


COVID-19 Update:

Due to concerns relating to COVID-19 and community spread, Golden Sands RC&D staff will be working remotely so we apologize for any delays.  For general inquiries, please contact our Staff in our Staff Directory


"I learned lots of things during your

presentation....its not just animals who cause invasive plants to spread, it's also people."

-- 5th grade student


"The work that Golden Sands RC&D has performed in Waupaca County …has been crucial in helping the (Land & Water Conservation Dept.) to re-establish its goals of improving water resources within the county."  

-- Brian Haase, County Conservationist, Waupaca County Land and Water Conservation Department

"Golden Sands RC&D truly makes a difference in the quality of life for people in central Wisconsin."

-- Wisconsin Rapids resident 

Thank you


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2020 Highlights

In 2020, our organization was challenged by the pandemic.  Click here if you are interested in learning about how we overcame this obstacle and what we did to help make Central Wisconsin a better place to live and work!

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Cooperating for Woods & Wildlife

Click here to watch our video series where you can learn about cooperative land management for wildlife, invasive species & forest health!

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Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAS)

We manage two CISMAs, Central Wisconsin Invasives Partnership (CWIP) and Northeast Wisconsin Invasives Partnership (NEWIP). Click the CISMA name to learn more! 

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Join us for a Pasture Walk!

July 29th - Green Lake

Aug 19th - Marion

Sept 14th - Hortonville

Click here for details!