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potential wetlands on your property to help understand the ecological value of your property and to help design projects.
wetlands through land use planning, acquisition and wetland protection laws.
wetlands to improve wetland health and function and by re-establishing destroyed wetlands.
wetland losses through restoration, enhancement and establishment.
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Wetlands restoration and management

It is possible to restore wetlands that have been drained or filled in the past, as well as to improve the health of existing wetlands. DNR and other agencies and organizations can provide technical and financial assistance.

Getting started

The best ways to learn more about available opportunities to restore or enhance wetlands are to contact the right people and read the award–winning restoration guide produced by the DNR and the Wisconsin Wetlands Association.

Contact the right people

The DNR, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have wetland biologists and programs available to assist landowners with technical and financial help to restore, enhance and manage wetlands. To learn more please contact Jason Fleener, DNR wetland habitat coordinator at 608-266-7408 or by email at

Wetland restoration handbook for Wisconsin landowners

This handbook lists the steps necessary to get started on restoring wetlands, starting with how to assess if restoration makes sense for the land. Planning and executing the project, understanding the environmental regulations and the people and programs that can help are all covered.

Wetland Restoration Handbook for Wisconsin Landowners

Related sites

A list of organizations that provide financial or technical help to restore, enhance and manage wetlands.

Last Revised: Tuesday October 24 2017