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The links below bring you to the websites of our partner organizations and other conservation groups that share a common goal of wildlife and land conservation. Know of a site that we should include?  Please see our Website Link Policy below if you are interested in having us link to your website. is the portal to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.  Here you can obtain information on hunting, trapping and fishing, buy licenses, reserve campsites at the many Wisconsin State Parks, find public land, register your boat or atv, learn about forest and water management, and much more. provides information on many of Wisconsin's wildlife and vegetative species, including activity pages, teacher aides, and more.  Written for kids, this is a valuable resource for environmental education in Wisconsin. is a valuable resource for environmental education for Wisconsin teachers and educators.  Find info on grants, contests and awards, upcoming events throughout the state, teaching resources, and more. is a wonderful website that includes identification information and up-to-date sightings of butterflies in wisconsin. is a real-time, online checklist program where you can record your bird observations and see where other people are seeing the birds.  The observations of each participant join those of others in an international network of eBird users. eBird then shares these observations with a global community of educators, land managers, ornithologists, and conservation biologists. In time these data will become the foundation for a better understanding of bird distribution across the western hemisphere and beyond.   Within this website is Wisconsin's own ebird page with news and events about birding in Wisconsin. is an organization designed to encourage all communities in Wisconsin to implement sound bird conservation practices by offering public recognition to those that succeed in (a) enhancing the environment for birds and (b) educate the public about the interactions between birds and people and about the contributions birds make to a healthy community.  Grantsburg is a bird city. is the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology website. is an online bird guide brought to you by Cornell Lab for Ornithology.

Bird watching Guide from Home Advisor has some great information and links to lots of birding tips and sites.

The Wisconsin Sharp-tailed Grouse Society:  is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1990 by a group of sportsmen, conservationists, and citizens interested in the preservation of sharp-tailed grouse and their habitat in Wisconsin.  The sharptail is a flagship species of Wisconsin oak and pine barrens, savannas, sedge meadows, and bog habitats.      

The St. Croix River Association:  is a non-profit group dedicated to protect and restore the St. Croix River watershed.  Members are from both sides of the river, and meet often to discuss issues pertaining to water quality, conservation of adjacent land, and natural and national heritage.  They have many activities planned throughout the year for the public, including seminars on conservation, and an annual River Paddle. 

The Gaylord Nelson Audubon Chapter: mission mirrors that of the National Audubon Society, which is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the Earth’s biological diversity. Gaylord Nelson Audubon serves members in seven northwestern Wisconsin counties, including Burnett and Polk Counties. They lead several field trips each year, and have many speakers lined up all year long at their headquarters in St. Croix Falls.

The Friends of the Namekagon Barrens Wildlife Area (NBWA) supports the  5,050 acre property located in the northeast corner of Burnett County, northwestern Wisconsin, consisting of two parcels. The NBWA is part of the Northwest Sands Area of northwest Wisconsin, and contains mainly pine barrens community habitat. This community type is globally rare and includes rich and diverse prairie flora and fauna. Two trout streams, Beaver Creek and Clemens Creek, originate from springs on the north unit and flow to the nearby St. Croix River. The surrounding lands are mainly Burnett County Forest and industrial forests owned by Mosinee Paper Company, and contain mostly jack pine, scrub oak, and red pine plantation forests (information borrowed from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website). The NBWA has a strong population of Sharp-tailed Grouse and offer viewing blinds for the public.  You can get more information about reserving a blind at their website.

The Friends of Douglas County Wildlife Area, also known as Friends of the Bird Sanctuary, supports The Bird Sanctuary, officially called the Douglas County Wildlife Management Area (DCWMA), which is a 4,000 acre property managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and leased from Douglas County (except for 994 acres that are state owned). 240 acres of the property were designated the Solon Springs Sharptail Barrens State Natural Area by the DNR in 1968.  This is another barrens property and hosts many barrens, marsh and forest species.











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