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Grant Programs

Partners for Fish & Wildlife

Through voluntary agreements, we provide expert technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to restore fish and wildlife habitat. Link to regional contacts

Environmental Quality Incentives Program

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat. Wisonsin Iowa Minnesota Illinois

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

The goal of the Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) is to help private landowners create and manage habitat for species that are rare or declining. The program provides management advice, assistance with management plans and cost-share funding to individuals and organizations on private lands - with a focus on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. The WFLGP program assists private landowners in protecting and enhancing their forested lands, prairies and waters. The program allows qualified landowners to be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the eligible cost of eligible practices.
Driftless Land Stewardship LLC

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

The Iowa DNR's Wildlife Diversity program has three separate grant programs: 1) Habitat Management Grants, 2) Small Grants, and 3) State Wildlife Grants.  Click here for information about each program and instructions for submitting applications. Programs are available to provide cost-share reimbursement to private landowners who are engaged in wildlife habitat related conservation work. Practices such as seeding native grasses and forbs, wetland restoration, woody invasion removal, prescribed fire, early successional habitat creation, and habitat improvements for species of greatest conservation need may be eligible for cost-sharing on private lands. The programs listed below may be able to assist you with conservation work on your lands. To determine which program may best suit your needs, contact your Iowa DNR Wildlife Bureau, Private Lands Biologist Practices such as tree planting, forested riparian buffers, forest stand improvement, site preparation for natural regeneration, wildlife habitat improvement, and fencing may be eligible for cost-sharing on private lands. Learn more about programs that fund forestry practices by to contacting your Iowa DNR District Forester

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The Minnesota DNR maintains numerous financial assistance programs.

Grant Programs

Partners for Fish & Wildlife

Through voluntary agreements, we provide expert technical assistance and cost-share incentives directly to private landowners to restore fish and wildlife habitat. Link to regional contacts

Environmental Quality

Incentives Program

EQIP provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers in order to address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat. Wisonsin  Iowa Minnesota Illinois

Wisconsin Department of

Natural Resources

The goal of the Landowner Incentive Program (LIP) is to help private landowners create and manage habitat for species that are rare or declining. The program provides management advice, assistance with management plans and cost-share funding to individuals and organizations on private lands - with a focus on the Driftless Area of Wisconsin. The WFLGP program assists private landowners in protecting and enhancing their forested lands, prairies and waters. The program allows qualified landowners to be reimbursed up to 50 percent of the eligible cost of eligible practices.
Driftless Land Stewardship LLC