Adopt A Fisheries/Wildlife Area

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Adopt A Fisheries/Wildlife Area

Did you know that you can adopt a DNR property? 

Wisconsin is lucky to have so many fishery and wildlife areas that encourage outdoor recreation, and we could use your help to make sure they are around for future generations. Consider adopting a DNR property near you. By doing so, you can help us manage these lands, conduct habitat improvement projects and more!

The DNR’s Adopt A Fisheries/Wildlife Area program has over 300 fish and wildlife areas that are available for adoption.

Recently adopted by the Southeast Wisconsin Trout Unlimited chapter, the Bluff/Whitewater Creek Fishery Area has had brushing, bank stabilization and instream habitat improvements done.

You can also volunteer by partnering with organizations like Trout Unlimited or your local lake association or community.

The DNR also works with school groups and at some locations, like the Wild Rose Fisheries Habitat Station, will host monthly workshops where volunteers can help on various trout stream projects in northeastern Wisconsin. Some of the DNR’s Habitat Management staff can be seen in the picture, working with volunteers from the Ice Age Trail Alliance on a project along the Waupaca River in central Wisconsin.

Talk to your local fisheries biologist for ways that you can get involved in your local fisheries areas. 

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