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Wisconsin forest landowner grant program (WFLGP)

The WFLGP program assists private landowners in protecting and enhancing their forested lands, prairies and waters. The program allows qualified landowners to be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the eligible cost of eligible practices.

Emergency funding available for trees lost in 2012 drought

For a second year, funds have been set aside to help landowners replant trees that were killed by the 2012 drought in 49 counties (review funding details [PDF]). Contact you local DNR forester to apply.

Who can apply

Private landowners in Wisconsin are eligible for WFLGP funding if they own at least 10 contiguous acres of non-industrial private forest but not more than 500 acres within Wisconsin.

Eligibility

Important: Successful applicants will receive an award letter from the WFLGP Coordinator indicating that eligible grant work may begin. Costs incurred prior to receiving the award letter are not eligible for WFLGP cost-sharing grant reimbursement.

Applicants must have a forest stewardship plan in place on their land or be applying to have one prepared through the WFLGP program. Landowners granted WFLGP funding can only be cost shared for non-commercial practices. Examples of non-commercial practices include the following activities.

Priority 1 Practices

  1. Stewardship plan development
  2. Tree planting/regeneration
  3. Forest health and improvement
  4. Soil and water protection and improvement

Priority 2 Practices

  1. Wetland and riparian protection
  2. Wildlife habitat enhancement
  3. Endangered or threatened resources, rare natural community, historic, cultural and archaeological protection, restoration, enhancement and maintenance

Currently there is no funding available for Priority 2 practices.

Deadlines

Applications may be submitted at any time. Funding is awarded on a first-in first-out basis.

Award dates are August 1, November 1, February 1 and May 1.

How to apply

Application materials

Applications must be submitted to your local DNR forester for approval.

Reimbursement

Submit proof of payment to your local forester for payment. Forester will schedule a site visit if needed to confirm completion of project.

Note: Successful applicants will receive an award letter from the WFLGP Coordinator indicating that eligible grant work may begin. Costs incurred prior to receiving the award letter are not eligible for WFLGP cost-sharing grant reimbursement.

Help

Contact information
For more information, contact:
Cathy Burrow
Grant Manager
608-267-0494
Carol Nielsen
Program Manager
608-267-7508

Local DNR Forester

Use the DNR forester locator tool to find your local forester.

Last revised: Tuesday April 01 2014