Protecting Our Forests & Wildlife

A river winding through a forest in early fall

We share this planet with millions of other species of plants, animals, and other organisms. Wisconsin is no exception, offering a wondrous array of biodiversity that makes even a brief walk outdoors exciting and full of life.

Forests cover nearly half of all land in Wisconsin and thus represent one of the most important elements of Wisconsin’s identity and a crucial habitat for our wildlife — from white-tailed deer to gray wolves to wood turtles. Whether you’re in a Milwaukee suburb or up north in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, the beauty of Wisconsin’s forests and the species that call them home are breathtaking to behold.

As part of this ecological community, it is our responsibility to preserve it — both for our sake and for the sake of generations to come. Please check out the links below for some specifics on the elements that make up our forests and wildlife, and what we can do to protect them.

Click to navigate to the State Parks page .        Click to navigate to the Wisconsin's Wolves page 

And if you care about these issues, there's a lot you can do to help — please volunteer with us!

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