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Wisconsin Wildlife Action PlanPlanning for the future of Species of Greatest Conservation Need and their habitat

The Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan (WWAP) is the comprehensive resource for the conservation of rare and declining species and their habitats in our state. The WWAP was first published by the department in 2005 and updated in 2015 to satisfy funding eligibility through the State Wildlife Grant Program—the only nationwide program to prevent wildlife from becoming endangered. Over time the WWAP has become a platform to help many partners, organizations and individuals take action. These web pages provide resources and tools to identify, implement and monitor conservation actions that help keep our natural resources healthy for future generations.



Resources

Downloadable datasets, documents, figures and maps

2015–2025 Wisconsin Wildlife Action Plan

For updates that have occurred since the WWAP's approval by USFWS in early 2016, read the WWAP news and updates [PDF]. No further changes will be made to the WWAP document.
Chapter Title PDF Description
Front matter Click to view the Chapter Cover and table of contents
1. Introduction, Purpose and Organization Click to view the Chapter As indicated
2. Approach and Methods Click to view the Chapter Compares WWAP1 and WWAP2, describes how major plan elements and data were developed.
3. Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN) Click to view the Chapter For each taxonomic group: descriptive overview; SGCN list; Species with Information Needs (SINS) list; summary figures and tables; natural community and ecological landscape (SGCN-NC and SGCN-EL) association scores; and paired assessment of SGCN issues/threats and conservation actions
3.1 Mammal Species of Greatest Conservation Need Click to view the Chapter
3.2 Bird Species of Greatest Conservation Need Click to view the Chapter
3.3 Fish Species of Greatest Conservation Need Click to view the Chapter
3.4 Herptile Species of Greatest Conservation Need Click to view the Chapter
3.5 Invertebrate Species of Greatest Conservation Need Click to view the Chapter
4.0–4.3 Natural Communities Associated with Species of Greatest Conservation Need Click to view the Chapter For each natural community group: community types in each group; descriptive overview; descriptions of new community types not in WWAP1; natural community-ecological landscape (NC-EL) opportunity scores and paired assessment of issues/threats and conservation actions
4.4.1 Aquatic Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.2 Barrens Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.3 Grassland Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.4 Savanna Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.5 Northern Forest Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.6 Southern Forest Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.7 Non-forested Wetland Group Click to view the Chapter
4.4.8 Miscellaneous Community Group Click to view the Chapter
5. Conservation Opportunity Areas Click to view the Chapter Existing COAs and starting points for COA revisions, lake COAs from The Nature Conservancy's portfolio lakes, and how to use association and opportunity scores to identify COAs
6. Monitoring and Effectiveness Measures Click to view the Chapter General purpose and strategy for monitoring SGCNs and their habitats, and approaches for monitoring the outcomes and effectiveness of conservation actions
7. Plan Review and Revision Click to view the Chapter Process for short- and long-term updates based on adaptive management, monitoring outcomes and effectiveness of conservation actions
8. Agency Coordination and Public Participation Click to view the Chapter Public participation in the WWAP; coordination efforts with other agencies, tribes, and conservation partners and continuing partner involvement during implementation
Last revised: Friday April 12 2019