Welcome! This webpage is here to connect Wisconsin landowners with the organizations that help manage land for conservation, financial viability, and quality of life. This is a work in progress. Please send any comments/suggestions on content/formatting to: forestry@extension.wisc.edu


Partner Events (Summer 2022)
New Landowner Field Day (Summer 2023)
  • Details coming winter 2022


Learn About Your Land – Online Networking Workshops

What: Series of 3 workshops for Wisconsin landowners

When: Winter 2023

Where: Online          Price: free

Why:  This online workshop series invites Wisconsin woodland owners, rural landowners, homesteaders, small farmers and future landowners to learn the basics of rural land stewardship, network with other landowners and natural resources professionals, and discuss ways to achieve their property goals.

Event Info HERE


New Landowner Interview Highlights

Professional advice can clarify timing and order of management choices:

“I contacted [DNR forester] very shortly after I purchased my land, and .. he was a very influential…person … he helped me figure out what my plans would be short term and long term.” (New Landowner)

“I’ve definitely been hot out of the gate in terms of what I’m doing, make it livable, if you will, but also in terms of plans to have the main work to begin out there cleaning up the creek so there’s no flooding issues and stuff like that and chopping down trees and thinning out areas…And then, for the next, you know, few years here, I mean, it’s mainly just going to be continuing to take the recommendations of my forester to promote, you know, promote a healthy forest.” (Landowner)

DMAP (DNR Deer Management Assistance Program) had good information. To some part I just wish they had more.” (New Landowner).

Helping landowners avoid mistakes:

“She [DNR forester] helped me avoid mistakes… She was very instrumental in me doing certain things and not doing certain things that I had originally wanted to do.” (New Landowner)

Want to tell your story?

We invite new landowners in Wisconsin to share their experience!  If you recently acquired 5+ acres, we’d like to interview you! Please use the link below to sign up.

We’re also interested in the unique perspective that professionals can offer. If you work with private landowners in a professional capacity, we want to hear from you, too! This includes foresters, agronomists, NGO staff, public sector employees, and more.

If you’re interested in an interview, please know: your participation in the interview is entirely voluntary and you can skip any questions or stop participating at any time. There are no direct benefits to you for participating but we hope there will be benefits for conservation from understanding lessons learned. We do not anticipate risks to you except there is a potential that other members of your organization or community might read publications that include your responses.  We will treat all information as confidential unless you give us permission to use your name. You might still be identified by your workplace so we will not include that, at your request. The interview will be audio recorded and transcribed.