Eighty-two percent of Wisconsin is privately owned. Therefore, private landowners are the most important group of land stewards. Because of that, the Prairie Enthusiasts just hired a full time private landowner consultant. Dan Carter is the Landowner Services Coordinator, working on a three year grant. He is available to answer questions and give advice to private landowners trying to create or update management plans for their property.
The Prairie Enthusiasts have the experience and skills to help private land owners. They directly manage several thousand of acres of prairie and savannah across Wisconsin. In addition, TPE holds dozens of conservation easements with private landowners across Wisconsin. Finally, TPE’s chapters provide an excellent local, peer-based network of landowners. They are willing to share their knowledge and experience.
Dan is available for phone calls, email or on-site visits. He recommends land management contractors for those big jobs. Additionally, Dan can source native seeds and plants for your land. He knows the native nurseries and seed growers, what they sell and which growers carry stock suited for your management plan.
For additional sources of help, check out the Conservation Digest Resources page. We provide links to private landowner help with a wide range of land stewardship issues. Find information about landowner assistance programs and product reviews.
You can reach Dan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-321-6513 to ask questions, discuss your property’s potential or set up a site visit. As a landowner, you can make a difference!