Conservation Aids Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

(Juneau) The University of Wisconsin- Madison Extension Dodge County is now accepting applications for the Conservation Aids Grant Program. County conservation grants provide financial assistance to enhance county fish and wildlife programs. This Fish and Wildlife Management Grant Program was created to assist counties in the improvement of the fish and wildlife resources. The fund was established by the Wisconsin Legislature in 1965 as an alternative to bounty payments on coyote, foxes, and bobcats. Every year since the bounty program was cancelled, a state allocation equal to the average annual bounty payment has been earmarked as matching money for a growing list of county sponsored fish and wildlife habitat projects. County and tribal governing bodies participating in the county fish and wildlife programs are eligible for the program. Applications are due to Extension Dodge County no later than Monday, September 13. Applications received after this deadline may not be considered.

Complete information about the Conservation Aids grant program is available at

Please mail your application and other required information to the Extension Dodge County office, 127 East Oak Street, Juneau, WI. Contact Tracy Malterer at the Extension Dodge County at (920) 386-3790 if you have questions.