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Available Funding Sources

Wisconsin Forest Landowner Grants - Contact the Peshtigo DNR Service Center @ 715-582-5000.

Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program - Wetlands, grasslands, stream habitat etc. Contact Gary Van Vreede @ 920-866-1735 or email

Soil and Water Resource Management Grant Program - Practices in the Soil and Water Resource Managenent Grant Program consist of Manure Storage, Barnyards, Erosion Control Structures, Stream Crossings, Ditch plugs and other practices. Sign up by contacting the Land & Water Conservation Department @ 920-834-7150. You can also stop at the office located at 410 1/2 E. Main Street Lena, WI 54139. Sign up is on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted.

USDA-NRCS (Natural Resources Conservation Service) - The NRCS offers cost share assistance to farmers and landowners through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). EQIP provides technical and financial help to landowners to implement conservation practices that protect soil and water quality. Manure storage, grassed waterways, barnyard runoff protection, nutrient management, and many other conservation practices are eligible for EQIP. In addition, EQIP also offers financial assistance for landowners to improve wildlife habitat on their property for projects such as: wildlife ponds, tree plantings, and windbreaks. Contact District Conservationist Jeff Maroszek @ (920) 829-5406 ext 125 for more information.

County Cost Share Program - The county has set aside $20,000.00 per year for various county-wide cost share projects. A $2,500.00 maximum per project is in place to be used on lakes, stream or agriculture practices. Contact the Land & Water Conservation Department to learn more about eligible practices & rates for this cost share.

Lumberjack Resource, Conservation and Development Grants- Resource, Conservation and Development (RC&D) is a rural development program focusing on conservation, development and utilization of area natural resources to improve social, economic, and enviromental conditions for area citizens. The Lumberjack Council takes great pride in our Grant Program. All of our projects have a positive impact on community or conservation. For grant qualifications please visit or contact Oconto County Land & Water Conservation Department County Conservationist Ken Dolata @ 920-834-7152.