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Wisconsin's Endangered Resources Fund

NHC ecologist Carly Lapin is holding a state-threatened wood turtle.

Your donation to the Endangered Resources Fund helps protect and restore endangered species and their habitats. Donations help staff control invasive species and conduct prescribed burns to maintain hundreds of State Natural Areas. Donations to the Endangered Resources Fund are not used for wolf management purposes.

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  • Your gift is matched dollar for dollar by the state, doubling the difference you make for bats, butterflies, songbirds, loons, frogs, turtles, rare orchids and many more native plants and animals. See how we put your money to work.
  • Endangered species conservation lacks a stable, dedicated source of funding. Donations and state matches provide 20% of funding and are critical to getting this conservation work done. Your gift of any size makes a big difference!

Donations have brought back trumpeter swans, osprey and bald eagles; have protected and managed the nation's most extensive system of nature preserves, our State Natural Areas; and have prevented hundreds of other wildlife and plant species from vanishing from Wisconsin forever. Your gift will safeguard these natural treasures and fund future conservation successes.

More ways to help

Every year, tens of thousands of donors make a difference for Wisconsin's rare species and natural areas. Choose how you want to donate.

Prefer to mail your donation?

Please send your gift to:

Wisconsin DNR
Natural Heritage Conservation
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921