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Wisconsin Wetland Conservation Trust

Funds wetland compensatory mitigation projects focusing on the greatest watershed need. The WWCT is an in-lieu fee (ILF) mitigation program authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Paul District (Corps) and administered by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (Department) in the State of Wisconsin.

The overall goal of the WWCT is to offset lost wetland functions on a watershed scale. The program provides a streamlined compensatory mitigation process as the Department takes on the legal responsibility for mitigation from permittees when credits are purchased, which satisfies the permittees’ mitigation requirements. By combining the required mitigation from many smaller wetland impacts within a service area into collective mitigation at larger sites, the WWCT can achieve ecological value and functional lift on a greater scale. The program strives to fund high quality, successful wetland restoration projects.


Eligible project proponents for the WWCT Standard Subprogram include public agencies, nonprofit organizations, Wisconsin tribes, environmental consultants, municipalities, Wisconsin businesses, or any Wisconsin landowner.

Eligible project costs include all activities necessary to complete the project, including appraisal and land acquisition, site planning and design, data collection, all construction, and monitoring and maintenance.

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