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Southwest Savanna Ecological Landscape

Regional Master Plan

The department has initiated a regional property master planning process for the Southwest Savanna region. The region includes state parks, trails, natural areas, fishery areas, wildlife areas and the Southwest Wisconsin Grassland and Stream Conservation Area. The landscape covers all of Lafayette County, and portions of Grant, Green, Iowa and Dane counties.

Yellowstone Lake, New Glarus Woods and Belmont Mound state parks are all included in this planning effort.

Refer to the Planning Update section below to stay up-to-date on this project and subscribe to receive email updates.


Pecatonica River Woods State Natural Area

Planning Update

DNR held a public involvement process for the Southwest Savanna Draft Regional Master Plan, which ended on April 18, 2021. Thank you to all who submitted comments! A public input summary has been prepared and is now available.

Read the Draft Plan Public Input Summary [PDF]

Read the Southwest Savanna Draft Regional Master Plan and Environmental Analysis [PDF]

The department is now preparing the plan to be presented to the Natural Resources Board (NRB) for their consideration. To receive notification of when the plan is to be presented to the NRB, please be sure to subscribe to the email update list for this project by clicking the link near the red envelope above.

Contact Information

Please contact Savannah Ernzen, DNR Property Planner, at or 608-381-4336 with questions or to submit additional comments.

The map below shows the location of many of the properties in this planning process. Click the map below to read about the properties and management considerations for each.

About the Southwest Savanna Ecological Landscape

Draft Regional Master Plan
Public Involvement