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Warden Recruitment

Become a Wisconsin Conservation Warden


Since 1879, conservation wardens have been proudly protecting the people and natural resources of Wisconsin.  Our conservation wardens are certified law enforcement officers who patrol statewide day and night, investigate natural resource-related violations, and ensure the safety of outdoor enthusiasts. Conservation wardens use education, enforcement and community involvement to accomplish their duties and promote the conservation ethic. The conservation warden career is both a challenging and rewarding, and requires candidates with passion, strong communication skills and a love of the outdoors. 


Please explore the topics below to learn more about the warden career.



Preparing to become a Conservation Warden

Get to know the Wisconsin DNR and learn what conservation wardens do before you apply.

The Hiring Process

Explore the Wisconsin DNR Warden hiring process.

The First Year of Training – What to Expect

Newly hired warden recruits receive 12 months of training. Learn about what to expect.

A Diversity of Opportunities

WDNR Warden positions offer the opportunity to gain experience, specialize and promote.

A Day in the Life of a Warden

Learn about the daily duties Wardens perform.


Wardens receive a wide range of benefits for their service. Find out what the benefits are.

Recruiting Newsletter

Explore past and present Warden recruitment newsletters.
Recruiting Newsletter

Warden Recruiting and Photo Library

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