MADISON – A new Wisconsin Habitat Partnership Fund will provide $1 million to improve wildlife habitat and increase the amount of land accessible to the public for hunting, trapping and wildlife viewing.
Eligible projects include habitat restoration, enhancement, or management activities that benefit priority wildlife habitat and enhance the public experience in the outdoors. Eligible applicants include local units of government, tribes and qualified 501(c)(3) conservation organizations.
Project proposals are due April 6, 2018. Projects will be selected for funding in late April and awards will be issued mid-June 2018. For more information, including an application, search the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keywords “Wisconsin Habitat Partnership Fund.”
“The Wisconsin Habitat Partnership Fund is a great opportunity to partner with Wisconsin DNR to improve habitat for wildlife and provide for recreational opportunities,” said Eddie Shea, DNR assistant wetland habitat specialist. “This program provides a mechanism to assist all of the great conservation partners who are working in innovative ways to address wildlife habitat needs across the state.”
To receive funding, respondents must provide public access for hunting, trapping and wildlife viewing for a period based on the amount of funds awarded. The respondent or other project partners are responsible for 25 percent of the total project cost.