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Protect
wetlands through land use planning, acquisition and wetland protection laws.
Restore
wetlands to improve wetland health and function and by re-establishing destroyed wetlands.
Explore
wetlands by getting your feet wet and learning about their wonders.
Photo Credit to Laura England

Boardwalks are great places to explore wetlands without getting your feet wet

Photo Credit Gail Epping–Overholt

Take kids out to explore these squishy places and catch frogs

Photo Credit Frank Koshere

Enjoy the serenity wetlands offer

Celebrate American wetlands month in May

wetland swaking

To Learn How Visit Wisconsin Wetlands Association

Get Your Free Wetlands Poster
Write DNR publications, Office of Communications, PO Box 7921, Madison WI 53707–7921
Ask for WM 255

Explore Wisconsin wetlands

Wetlands are nature’s kidneys, nurseries for fish and wildlife, people’s playgrounds. These resources can help you explore these wonderlands firsthand or from home.

Get your boots wet

The best way to explore wetlands is to get your feet wet. Hike, hunt, birdwatch or just relax in a wetland. Or if you’re a man, woman or child of action, get involved in volunteer activities to help conserve these fantastic natural resources.

Check out these special places

Find thousands of acres of public wetlands to explore in Wisconsin. Choose from massive wetland complexes with international significance to small ephemeral ponds with an outsized importance for migrating waterfowl and frogs and salamanders –– to everything in between. Don’t forget about Wisconsin’s 100 Wetland Gems identified by Wisconsin Wetlands Association as high quality habitats that represent the wetland riches – marshes, swamps, bogs, fens and more – that historically made up nearly a quarter of Wisconsin’s landscape.

Wetlands Gems

Wisconsin Wetlands Association Identifies 100 Wetlands Gems

Get involved

Roll up your sleeves and work for wetlands. See how citizens, the DNR and other partners are doing just that to make a big difference for these special places that benefit people and nature.


Enjoy these events

Find hikes, frog calling adventures, and other events that will help you explore wetlands.

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Last Revised: Monday October 24 2016