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.
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.
On Thursday, June 15, the Wisconsin Committee on Joint Finance voted to dedicate state funding for a Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Program that will help flood-prone communities assess flood vulnerabilities and implement hydrologic restoration projects that restore the landscape’s natural capacity to reduce flooding.
Wisconsin Towns Association highlighted the the Pre-Disaster Flood Resilience Bill in their recent magazine. The bill provides tools for local governments to address the root cause of flooding disasters rather than solely focusing on fixing and repairing damages after each incident.
The Wisconsin State Senate is scheduled on June 7th, 2023, to vote on Senate Bill (SB) 222, creating a State Pre-disaster Flood Resilience Grant! Please contact your State Senator and ask them to vote in favor of SB 222 on the Senate Floor on June 7th.