The Wisconsin State Chapter of the NWTF recently met to review Hunting Heritage Super Fund project proposals for 2023 funding awards. After the reviewing and ranking process, proposals were presented to and approved by the Wisconsin Board of Directors. The Board of Directors budgeted $30,700 for conservation projects and $40,000 for Hunting Heritage-related projects including outreach-education events, chapter scholarships and 4H Shooting Sports support.
"NWTF staff and our conservation partners are thankful for the talented volunteers who generate these funds to be available to continue our mission in Wisconsin," said Clayton Lenk, NWTF district biologist for Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. "The projects that are funded for 2023 will greatly impact the wild turkey in our focal landscapes and also provide more public hunting opportunities for outdoorsmen and women throughout the state."
NWTF conservation project award funding will be matched with $1,076,000 in partner or grant funds for the approved projects, representing a 35:1 match rate for NWTF project funding.
Conservation Project Funding = $30,700
Projects awarded funding for 2023 occur in the Driftless Area and Central Wisconsin Focal Landscapes. Specific project awards include:
This funding was approved to support education/outreach efforts in Wisconsin including JAKES, WITO, Wheelin’ Sportsmen, scholarships, hunter’s education and the National Archery in the Schools Program.
Partners include Bong Naturalist Association, Duck Unlimited, Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Pheasants Forever.