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Wildlife management plans

Black bear, elk, wild turkey, beaver, sharp-tailed grouse and deer

What are management plans?

Management plans outline background information on a particular species and provide long-term recommendations on various aspects of species management, including population management, habitat management, education and outreach efforts, damage management and harvest framework, among others. These plans are developed by advisory committees comprised of DNR staff and citizens representing groups with an interest in the management of a particular species. All plans go through a public review process, are approved by the Natural Resources Board, and are revisited periodically to incorporate the most recent data and needs in relation to species management.

The DNR is always working to develop and update management plans.

Greater prairie-chicken plan

The Department of Natural Resources has begun the process of updating the 10-year greater prairie-chicken management plan. Learn more...

Species plans completed to date

Last revised: Monday February 06 2017