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

Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust — Explore Current projects

The WWCT has 8 projects currently underway in the project development and review phase, covering over 400 acres across Wisconsin.

Davis Preserve (Upper Illinois Service Area, Waukesha County)

This restoration project lies on 52 acres of wet cropland adjacent to the Mukwonago River Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest in southern Waukesha County. The project lead, Waukesha County Land Conservancy, purchased the land in 2012 as a Habitat Area in partnership with the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program and North American Wetlands Conservation Act funding. At over 50% potentially restorable wetland, the site is planned to be restored to wet prairie and sedge meadow after construction in 2019.

Site map
Davis Preserve site map
Pre-construction photo
Davis Preserve pre-construction photo
Northern Family Farms Wetland Preserve (Upper Mississippi Black Root Service Area, Jackson County)

This site is currently 40 acres of row crops and has been ditched and drained with tile since at least 1938. Wisconsin Wetlands, LLC., project lead and landowner, is working with the WWCT on a plan to restore sedge meadow and hardwood swamp during 2019-20. The site is over 90% potentially restorable wetlands and will be adjacent to a proposed wetland mitigation bank.

Site map
Northern Family Farms Wetland Preserve site map
Pre-construction photo
Northern Family Farms Wetland Preserve pre-construction photo
Woodland Dunes Henry Property (Northwestern Lake Michigan Service Area, Manitowoc County)

Woodland Dunes Nature Center is the lead proponent for this 79-acre restoration project in Manitowoc County. With most of the site currently in row crop agriculture, Woodland Dunes and the WWCT are planning for restoration to sedge meadow, shrub wetland, and mesic prairie. Drain tiles will be disabled and removed and minor grading will keep more water on site to support native wetland vegetation. The site will be added to the 1,300 acres already owned by Woodland Dunes.

Site map
Woodland Dunes Henry Property site map
Pre-construction photo
Woodland Dunes Henry Property pre-construction photo
Froney Road Restoration Site (Lake Superior Service Area, Bayfield County)

On a 40-acre site in Bayfield County, the WWCT and project lead/landowner KCI Technologies are planning a wetland restoration for 2019-20 including shrub swamp, wooded swamp, shallow marsh, and sedge meadow. Since at least the 1930s, 32 acres of the site has been used for agriculture and haying. The other 8 acres is a remnant boreal swamp. Sitting at the headwaters of the Beartrap-Nemadji watershed, this restoration will provide water quality improvements via erosion control infiltration.

Site map
Froney Road site map
Pre-construction photo
Froney Road pre-construction photo
Hallie Marsh Wetland Mitigation Project (Chippewa Service Area, Chippewa County)

On 44 acres on the western edge of DNR’s Hallie Marsh Wildlife Area in Chippewa County, Cardno is working with the WWCT to restore current crop fields to sedge meadow and mesic prairie. A series of old ditches will be filled to raise groundwater across the site and support wetland vegetation. The restoration, planned for construction in 2019-20, will better connect wildlife habitat and management goals across Hallie Marsh.

Site map
Hallie Marsh site map
Pre-construction photo
Hallie Marsh pre-construction photo
Contact information
For further information regarding the Wisconsin ILF wetland mitigation program, contact:
Josh Brown
In-lieu Fee Coordinator
Last revised: Tuesday January 29 2019