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TECHNICAL & FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Savanna and Prairie Restoration and Management of Oak Woodlands 

Blue Mounds Area Project

Blue Mounds Area Project (BMAP) is a community-based organization that seeks to inspire, inform and empower private landowners in the Southwestern Wisconsin region to enjoy, protect and restore native biodiversity and ecosystem health.  

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Natural Resources Conservation Department

The Department of Natural Resources (NRCS) provides assistance for developing a forest management plan, or Conservation Activity Plan, and for specific forestry activities that improve the condition of your forested resource through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). 

The Prairie Enthusiasts

The Prairie Enthusiasts (TPE) work with landowners, farmers, and other organizations to save prairie and oak savanna remnants which have persisted on the land since before European settlement.   TPE uses several options, including legal protection through purchase or easements, to preserve remaining native prairie and oak savanna sites.  

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Foresters

WDNR has private lands foresters that are available to answer your questions about your woodlands, savannas and prairies and guidance developing a long-term management plan.  Before you make that call, explore the links on the WDNR webpages.

You will find information on savanna and prairie restoration, why woodlands matter, the value of a forest management plan, and links to cost-share assistance and incentives for habitat management.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife

The Partners for Fish and Wildlife (PFW) Program is a voluntary, incentive-based program that provides direct technical assistance and financial assistance in the form of cooperative agreements to private landowners to restore and conserve fish and wildlife habitat.  Visit their site to learn more about the national and Midwest programs. 

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Incentive Programs

WDNR Landowner Incentive Program helps private landowners create and manage habitat for species that are rare or declining. The program provides management advice, assistance with management plans and cost-share funding to individuals and organizations on private lands - with a focus on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin.  Click on the button above to to learn more. 

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Southern Driftless Grasslands

Southern Driftless Grasslands ecologist will meet with you on site to discuss habitat features, answer questions about plant and tree identification, and discuss management options and opportunities for technical and financial assistance.  Each year, opportunities for funding through regional grant programs may be available.  Visit our Landowner Services page the for up to date information on special funding opportunities.  

PRESCRIBED BURNING

Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council

Dedicated to sharing information about prescribed fire in Wisconsin. Learn about prescribed fire through recent blog posts, or at upcoming meetings, workshops, and other events.

The Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council has develop a prescribed fire crew primer to provide the general audience an introduction to prescribed fire in Wisconsin.

How to Manage Small Prairie Fires by Wayne Pauley

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For more information contact Cindy Becker, 

Southern Driftless Grasslands Coordinator, 

(608) 930-3252 or email at cindy@driftlessconservancy.org

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