About Us

What is My Wisconsin Woods?

Landowners want to care for their land and feel good about their ownership. Many struggle to understand what that means for them, or how to get there. What works for one landowner doesn’t necessarily work for another. It’s about your interests and your land, as well as considerations such as time and money, among others.

That’s why we started My Wisconsin Woods: to offer you convenient support as you figure out what’s right for you. To build your confidence to act. To help you care for your land and feel good about your ownership.

Who We Are

Group standing in the woods

My Wisconsin Woods is a partnership of public agencies and private organizations lead by the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Additional partners include federal agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; state agencies such as the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR); and private organizations including the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, Aldo Leopold Foundation, American Forest Foundation, and National Wild Turkey Federation.

In all, there are more than 20 partners supporting My Wisconsin Woods – and supporting you.

What We Do

We offer free services that connect landowners to trusted sources of information, property visits, technical and financial assistance, and events and workshops where you can meet like-minded landowners.

Before My Wisconsin Woods, it was up to the landowner to piece together the services that fit their needs–like shopping at many grocery stores for one meal. As a result, landowners often settle for less, or give up because it takes too much time. Through My Wisconsin Woods, landowners connect to services they want in one place.

We also work hard to keep you informed through our monthly enewsletter, Woodland News You Can Use. Upcoming events like classes, field days, conferences, deadlines for financial assistance, and more, are posted to our partner-shared calendar and announced in our enewsletter.

In short, My Wisconsin Woods is about landowner convenience, timely information, and building your ability to care for your land–to get more of what you want.