Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program

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The Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grant Program, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, is designed to assist private landowners in protecting and enhancing their forested lands, prairies, and waters. Qualified landowners can be reimbursed up to 65% of the cost of eligible practices.


A practice must be identified in the landowners Forest Stewardship Plan (except if applying for plan development) to be eligible for cost sharing. The minimum grant amount is $100 per landowner per year, and the maximum grant amount is $10,000 per landowner per year. Landowners are required to contact their DNR forester for guidance prior to completing the application and written approval must be obtained before beginning a practice.