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.

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.