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.
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.
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.
The DNR is required to report the grant payment you received to the Internal Revenue Service as income using the information provided on your W-9 form. The taxability of this income may vary depending on your situation. Consult with a tax advisor for more information on this topic.
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
- Stewardship plan development
- Tree planting/regeneration
- Forest health and improvement
- Soil and water protection and improvement
Priority 2 Practices
- Wetland and riparian protection
- Wildlife habitat enhancement
- 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.
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
Applications must be submitted to your local DNR forester for approval.
- Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant (WFGLP) Application (Form 2400-126)
- WFGLP Application Instructions
- W-9 Form
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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.