For communities

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Why wetlands?

Healthy wetland landscapes contribute to the health, safety, and livability of nearly every Wisconsin community. Learn more about how wetlands provide cost-effective amenities and services to your community.

Facilitating wetland planning discussion

Tools for communities

Learn more about wetlands – Find tools and resources that explain the benefits of wetlands and how you can use wetlands to protect public health, safety, and welfare.

Model wetland conservation ordinance – Explore policy options that your community can adopt to put wetlands to work for achieving community goals and priorities.

Wetlands in your community – Learn about your county’s current and historical wetland landscape.

Updates for communities

We regularly post updates, information, and various information for communities. Check out a few recent posts below.

Making strides and mapping restoration opportunities

Making strides and mapping restoration opportunities

Since an extreme flood in 2016 drew our attention to the Lake Superior Basin, Wisconsin Wetlands Association (WWA) has been working to help communities in northern Wisconsin better understand how the loss of headwater wetland storage and floodplain connectivity...

New Hydrologic Restoration General Permit unveiled

New Hydrologic Restoration General Permit unveiled

This new permit has been a priority for our organization, as it improves the permitting process for hydrology-focused wetland restoration, floodplain reconnection, and channel improvement projects in Wisconsin.