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WI Wetland Conservation Trust in Lieu Fee Mitigation Program (WWCT)

The Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust (WWCT) is an in-lieu fee (ILF) wetland mitigation program that utilizes revenue generated through the sale of mitigation credits to fund wetland restoration projects to compensate for lost wetland functions in accordance with a watershed approach.

Who can apply

Public agencies, nonprofit conservation organizations, Wisconsin tribes, any entity registered with the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions, or any Wisconsin landowners may apply for a grant under the WWCT grant program.

Eligibility

If an applicant is the primary party implementing the project, then the applicant must provide their qualifications and a list of projects completed within the last 10 years. If an applicant plans to hire professional contractors or consultants to implement the project, then qualifications of the contractors or consultants must also be included with the grant application, including a list of wetland restoration projects completed within the last 10 years.

Where is the program offered?

The WWCT Program is available throughout the entire state of Wisconsin, depending on available funding. The state is broken into 12 separate Service Areas based on watersheds consistent with those utilized for mitigation banking and permittee responsible mitigation.

Service areas

How to apply

The WWCT is not currently soliciting projects through an open RFP but we are always looking for future projects so feel free to apply. Before submitting an application please contact Josh Brown, Wetland In-Lieu Fee Program Coordinator to discuss any potential projects and check back in late 2017 for information on our 2018 RFP.

Application materials

Applications will only be accepted using the ‘Submit by Email…’ button and the corresponding instructions described on page 1 of the WWCT Grant Application.

Please review the WWCT Project Application Scoring Criteria in the WWCT Program Guidance [PDF] to see how applications will be scored.

Consultant List

Pursuant to NR 734, Wis. Admin. Code, the WWCT has created a process to identify wetland consultants interested in providing design/build services for specific ILF mitigation projects. The first step in this process was for the WWCT to create a list of wetland consultants who are interested in receiving requests for qualifications (RFQs) for wetland mitigation services. As mitigation projects requiring consultant services are identified, the WWCT would notice RFQs for those projects to consultants on the wetland consultant list. The current list of consultants is here:

To be added to this list, please fill out and submit the WWCT Wetland Consultant Data Record Form:

This new NR 734 process is not meant to replace the standard WWCT application process (see the “How to apply” tab for our standard application), but will be used on an as-needed basis, when viable WWCT projects have not been identified using the standard WWCT application process.

Help

Contact information
For information on WWCT grants, contact:
Josh Brown
Wetland In-Lieu Fee Program Coordinator
Last revised: Thursday November 16 2017