Wildlife Habitat Management
Cost- Share Programs

Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program (WFLGP):

Funder: WDNR- State

What it funds: 

  • Stewardship plans 

  • Tree planting and protection tree inlcuding tree shelters and fencing

  • Site prep and rental equipment

  • Invasive species management.

What is funded: Up to 50% of the project costs.  

Where to start: Call your County Forester and talk to them about the project you are considering. Ask them about project funding and having a performing a site visit. Submit your Wisconsin Landowner Grant Application (Form 2400-126) and W-9. Wait untill AFTER awards are funded before starting your project.

For More Information: Click here to visit the WDNR website.

U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS):

Requirements: None.

Funder: USFWS - Federal

What it funds: USFWS provides expert technical assistance and cost-share incentives to private landowners to restore fish and wildlife habitat.

How much is funded: Dependent on the project. Many projects match 50%. More funds are often given to higher priority projects in high priority conservation areas. 

Where to start: Call your local USFWS biologist.

For More Information: Click here to visit the USFWS website.

Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP):

Requirements: Applicants must have a MFL Forest Management Plan, Stewardship Plan, or CAP-106 Forest Management Plan.

Funder: The Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) - Federal

What it funds: Click here to read about wildlife funded projects. 

How much does it fund: Dependent on the project. Opportunities for cost share available.

Where to start: Call your local NRCS office. Click here for the county office directory.

For More Information on EQIP: Click here.

Click here  to learn more about cost share programs for forest stands and invasive species.

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