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Click the map image for a printable region map, and click the links below to download a one-page "fact sheet" for each site with photographs and information on the site ecology, significance, flora, fauna, threats and access. Click here to download the Wetland Gems program overview for information on how sites were selected, ideas for citizen and community involvement, a visitorís guide, and more. Materials on Wetland Gem sites in this region, and sites around the state, are now available in a full-color, spiral bound compilation -- click here for more information on the Wetland Gems book.
Note: The fact sheets are provided in PDF format and are each 1.5 - 6 MB in size. These larger documents may be difficult to download with a slower internet connection. If you have difficulties downloading fact sheets, please contact us at gems[at]wisconsinwetlands.org; we'd be happy to send the fact sheets in an email or by U.S. Mail.
All maps for the Wetland Gems project were created by Carolyn Sandberg of Sandberg Cartography.
Many individuals contributed to this project, including site property owners, members of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wetland Team, and many other partners and natural resource experts. Special thanks to Eric Epstein, Randy Hoffman, Mary Linton, Tod Highsmith and Carolyn Sandberg for exceptionally generous contributions of time and expertise. Laura England, WWA Outreach Programs Director, led the Wetland Gems project with assistance from Katie Beilfuss, WWA Programs Manager, and Becky Abel, WWA Executive Director.
The McKnight Foundation, which seeks to improve the quality of life for present and future generations through grantmaking, coalition-building and encouragement of strategic policy reform, funded the portion of this project focusing on Mississippi River Basin regions.
Funding for the coastal regions portion of this project provided by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration, Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management under the Coastal Zone Management Act, Grant # NA07NOS4190064.