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Gift Ideas

These gifts are great for novice and veteran outdoors men, women and kids alike -- at any time of the year! Still can't find what you are looking for, try our search below.

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Gift Ideas Give the gift of the great outdoors

These gifts are great for novice and veteran outdoors men, women and kids alike -- at any time of the year!

State Parks & Forest Admission sticker

Wisconsin State Parks and Forests stickerWisconsinís annual state parks vehicle admission sticker is available every year starting December 1 and provides unlimited vehicle admission to 60 state parks and forests across Wisconsin.


State Trail Pass

Biker on state trailThe annual state trail pass gives access to more than 30 scenic trails throughout Wisconsin. A state trail pass is required for all people age 16 or older biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, or off-highway motorcycling on certain trails. A state trail pass is not required for walking or hiking.


Endangered Resources License Plates

Eagle license plate Buy a license plate featuring some of the state's favorite endangered species, or donate directly to the effort to help protect more than 200 endangered and threatened Wisconsin plants and animals and our finest remaining examples of prairies, forests and wetlands. Here's a gift that will keep on giving!


Public access lands maps

Public Lands Atlas From state natural areas to state trails, lakeshores to rivers, Wisconsin has a wealth of public lands for your enjoyment. Here you can create your own online map, buy the 465-page PAL atlas, download PDF maps from the PAL atlas and search for places based on outdoor activities.


Tree Seedlings

Seedling catalog Give a Gift of Green. Purchase a packet of 300 tree seedlings for conservation purposes from our state nursery program and create a greener, healthier environment. To order, call the Griffith State Nursery at (715) 424-3700. You will receive a gift certificate after payment is received.


People of the Sturgeon audio book and book

People of the Sturgeon book cover People of the Sturgeon: Wisconsin's Love Affair with an Ancient Fish
The glossy, 292-page hard cover book, co-authored by Ron Bruch, former DNR senior sturgeon biologist, the book shares Wisconsin families' photo albums, newspaper clippings and personal recollections to show how the huge, homely lake sturgeon found in the Lake Winnebago system captured their hearts, and with their help, returned from the edge of extinction. The audio book version includes updates on Menominee-DNR relations; new information on sturgeon aging; wonderful music by Graminy; and definitive recordings of the mysterious sounds of sturgeon thunder.


The Gamekeepers: Wisconsin Wildlife Conservation from WCD to CWD

The Gamekeepers book cover

"The Gamekeepers: Wisconsin Wildlife Conservation from WCD to CWD," documents the rich history of the development of the profession of wildlife conservation in Wisconsin and how game management, as a science, evolved since 1832. The creation of the DNR as an agency is discussed as well as the colorful history of the wildlife professionals involved in Wisconsin's wildlife conservation and management over a 176-year period - from 1832-2008. "The Gamekeepers" is a fascinating and entertaining read!

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Field Guide to Wisconsin Streams

Field Guide to Wisconsin Streams Wisconsin has more than 80,000 miles of streams and now there's a comprehensive, photo-packed guide unlocking the secrets of the plants, fishes, insects, frogs and reptiles that call them home.


Important Bird Areas of Wisconsin book

Important Bird Areas of Wisconsin book coverThis 240-page full-color book is a nice gift for the birder or conservation-minded person. It features beautiful bird and habitat photos, detailed site descriptions of 86 critical sites for bird conservation-including habitats, birds, and management/stewardship issues, Maps and site index, and a program overview and explanation of site selection criteria.


The amphibians & reptiles of Wisconsin books

Amphibians & reptiles of Wisconsin book coverThese full-color guides are great companions on a hike or even a backyard exploration. Find information about species, maps of their range, and beautiful photos of Wisconsin's native amphibians and reptiles. The three books are: "Snakes of Wisconsin", "Amphibians of Wisconsin", and "Turtles and Lizards of Wisconsin".


Donate to Wisconsin's Forests of the Future Fund

Donate to Wisconsin's Forests of the Future FundWisconsin's forests for the Future Fund is a program that allows you to contribute to the sustainable management of Wisconsin's state forests. Donations are used to plant trees, manage forests, establish wildlife habitat, control invasive plants, improve recreational trails and develop educational materials.


Donate to preserve rare Wisconsin species

Donate to help preserve rare wildlife like the black ternWisconsin's Endangered Resources Fund helps preserve Wisconsin's priceless natural heritage. Donations benefit species from the common to the critically endangered, including bald eagles, calypso orchids, American martens and wood turtles. It also pays to help manage State Natural Areas, Wisconsin's finest remaining examples of prairies, forests and wetlands. Contributions are tax deductible and include some beautiful prints and photographs as thank you gifts..

Last Revised: Wednesday, December 12, 2014

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