Wildlife Habitat Management
Cost- Share Programs
Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program (WFLGP):
Funder: WDNR- State
What it funds:
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):
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.