Volunteering with DNR
Do you have talents and interests you'd like to share? Concerned about our state's natural resources? If so, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources needs your skills and talents. Many groups and individuals generously offer their time for an hour, a day, a weekend project or for a longer, seasonal position.
Adopt a Fish and Wildlife Area
Wisconsin State Fisheries Areas, Wildlife Areas, Flowages, Wild Rivers and Riverways provide critical fish and wildlife habitat along with outstanding nature based recreation. The department can use your help in managing these lands, including property posting, habitat improvements, litter removal, surveys, financial donations and many other activities. Sponsors may choose from over 200 fish and wildlife areas throughout Wisconsin. If you or your organization is interested in adopting a Fish or Wildlife Area, please submit an application to your local DNR office. Partner efforts will be recognized through property signage and media outreach, thanks for your support!
Wisconsin State Park System
If you like to spend time in the great outdoors and you care about our environment and protecting our natural resources, then Wisconsin State Parks needs you to help with ground, trails and forests!
Learn more about volunteering at Wisconsin State Parks
State Natural Areas Volunteer Program
Join the growing number of volunteers helping the Bureau of Natural Heritage Conservation protect our endangered resources and care for some of the state's most pristine public lands. State Natural Areas protect outstanding examples of Wisconsin's native landscape of natural communities, significant geological formations and archeological sites.
Learn more about the State Natural Areas Volunteer Program
Citizens can work together with scientists to monitor and evaluate Wisconsin's natural resources, from plants and animals to water, weather and soils.