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Wetlands

Wetlands benefit people and nature

Wetlands are nurseries for fish and wildlife, purifiers for lakes, rivers and groundwater, and storage for floodwaters. They’re also playgrounds for birders, hikers, hunters and paddlers, and a storehouse for carbon, one of the greenhouse gases fueling climate change. Please help protect, restore and explore Wisconsin’s wetland wonders.

DNR Wetlands Program

Wetland ID Program

The Wetland Identification Program assists landowners with determining if wetlands are present on their property.

Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust

The WWCT restores wetlands to fulfill mitigation requirements resulting in no net loss of wetlands

Wetlands Habitat and Recreation Team

County and regional DNR staff are available to assist with your wetland permitting questions.
Wetlands Habitat and Recreation Team

Wisconsin Wetland Study Council

2017 Wisconsin Act 183 directed the department to create a council comprised of 9 members appointed for six year terms.
Wisconsin Wetland Study Council

Wetland Mitigation Banking

The DNR wetland mitigation banking program allows permittees or exempt proponents to complete their mitigation
Wetland Mitigation Banking

All Water Permits

Find the permits you need for your waterfront property projects in the DNR’s ePermitting system
All Water Permits

Tracking Wetlands

Tracking, Assessment and Monitoring Wetlands
Tracking Wetlands

Wetlands Assessment Reports

Reports of projects completed in the past few years.
Wetlands Assessment Reports