For landowners

Learn about your wetland         Care for your wetland          Landowner handbook          Resources          Workshops

As a landowner with wetlands on your property, you have an opportunity to care for your land and water, the surrounding landscape, and wildlife, all by caring for your wetland. But sometimes wetland care isn’t so straightforward. How can you best learn about and care for your wetland?

We’re here to help. Follow the links below for information that will help you learn about your wetland and how to care for it, and that will connect you with resources that can help you achieve your goals.

Boardwalk in wetland

Learn about your wetland

Your experience as a landowner gives you first-hand knowledge of your land and water, including wetlands. Because wetlands are diverse, there’s no one way to care for a wetland. We’ve outlined three steps you can take to get to know whether you have a wetland, what type of wetland you have, and how you can keep it healthy.

Woman pulling weeds in wetland

Care for your wetland

As a landowner, you want to keep your land and water healthy. But how can you care for your wetlands? We’ve outlined four steps you can take to help you determine the care it needs.

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A handbook for landowners

Want have all the wetland care information you need in one handy publication? We have just the thing. Our easy to read wetland landowner handbook helps you understand what wetlands are, why they are important, and how you can care for them. It also helps you learn:

  • What type of wetland you have
  • How to tell if your wetland is healthy
  • Actions you can take to improve your wetland
  • Where to find financial and technical help for a wetland project
  • And more!
Man pointing at map in wetland

Resources

Whatever your question or concern, we can help you get connected to information and people who can help you care for your wetland. Find resources to help you learn about, care for, and protect your wetland.

Group looking at water during wetland workshop

Workshops

Learn about upcoming workshops and how you or an organization in your community could help us host one in your area.

Updates for landowners like you

We regularly post updates, information, and tips for wetland landowners. Check out a few recent posts below.

Spotting reed mannagrass in your wetland

Invasive plants reduce the health of wetlands and make them less habitable for wildlife. One invasive wetland plant to be on the watch for is reed mannagrass. Reed mannagrass (Glyceria maxima, also sometimes called rough or tall mannagrass) is an aggressive, weedy...

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Identifying frogs and toads by their calls

Is your wetland home to frogs or toads? Spring is a great time to get out to listen for these amphibians. Male frogs and toads, like male songbirds, advertise their presence to females by singing or "calling". Also like songbirds, each species has a distinctive call....

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Six amphibian species you can find in Wisconsin

Hearing frog calls is an enjoyable spring pastime in Wisconsin's wetlands. Here are six frog species to look for in Wisconsin, with ID tips from Dreux Watermolen of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Chorus frog Easily heard but often difficult to locate,...

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