Monday, 08 June 2020

Private Landowner Assistance Available

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We all benefit from another set of eyes. All the better when those eyes when the help is highly skilled. Better yet when it’s free.

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.

Resources

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.

Contact

You can reach Dan at landowners@theprairieenthusiasts.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!

2017

May 2017

Monday, 15 May 2017

Emerald Ash Borer: Landowner Workshop

Want to know how to tell whether your ash trees are being attacked by the Emerald Ash Borer? What do you do to protect your ash trees? What can be done with wood from ash trees that cannot be saved? All these questions and more will be answered at a special workshop, “Save your ash trees!” hosted by the Golden Sands Resource Conservation and Development Council.

The workshop will happen on Saturday June 3, 2017 from 9:30am to 3:30pm at the Mosquito Hill Nature Center, N3880 Rogers Rd, New London, WI. Registration is $15 and includes lunch. Seating is limited and the event will run rain or shine so dress for the weather!

Contact Amy Thorstenson (715) 343-6215 for more information or download and return their registration form.

2016

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Landowner

Conservation depends on the stewardship of private landowners. Public land managers cannot protect our natural resources because the vast majority of land in America is privately owned. Landowners who are serious about conservation share their experience, labor and resources with one another. They band together to get the best prices for the equipment and supplies they need to conserve their land. Landowner cooperatives collectively market timber and conservation credits. Finally, they fight for a stronger voice in public conservation policy. Landowner groups are listed below alphabetically by the type of association.

Lake

Wisconsin Lakes – representing 300 member lake associations

Woodland

Kickapoo Woods Cooperative
Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

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