Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control Grants are now available

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  1. By Central Office October 8, 2015

    Contact(s): Kari Beetham, DNR Bureau of Community Financial Assistance, 608- 264-9207; or Noah Balgooyen, DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management, 608- 266-2151

    MADISON- The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is accepting grant applications for the Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control Grant Program. The program provides financial assistance to designated urban communities for the development of long-term management solutions to reduce conflicts with white-tailed deer and/or Canada geese.

    The Urban Wildlife Damage Abatement and Control Grant Program was created to foster and encourage communities to solve overabundant wildlife concerns by awarding 50/50 reimbursement grants up to a maximum of $5,000.

    An applicant must be an urban area as defined in s. 86.196(1)(c), Wis. Stats. to be eligible for grant consideration. The grant application and all required attachments must be completed and received on or before Dec. 1, 2015. Communities with a question about its designation as an urban area can refer to the list of designated urban areas found under "Related Links" on the DNR UWDAC grant Web page at: http://dnr.wi.gov/Aid/UWDAC.html. The grant application is accessible from the grant Web page under the tab: "How to Apply."

    Applications will be judged according to the following criteria:

    The extent to which the application addresses prevention and abatement of wildlife damage to human safety, the environment, health, property, or of nuisance wildlife problems,

    The method of urban wildlife population management,

    The cost effectiveness of the plan or project, and;

    The financial need of the urban area.

    For more information about an application, contact: Kari Beetham, UWDAC grant manager, DNR-CF/2, P.O Box 7921, Madison, WI, 53707-7921. You can also contact her at 608-264-9207, or by email: [email protected]

    For information and technical assistance related to urban areas, wildlife plans or urban wildlife, contact: Noah Balgooyen, DNR Bureau of Wildlife Management, 608-266-2151. He can also be reached at [email protected].

    Last Revised: Thursday, October 08, 2015