Supporting Wisconsin’s public lands is easy! There are multiple ways to contribute to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund.
Through a unique public-private partnership, the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund enables the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Reserve America to request over-the-counter voluntary contributions from citizens who currently purchase annual “services,” such as licenses.
When hunters, anglers, campers, public land users, and outdoor enthusiasts buy their licenses through Reserve America and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ Go Wild licensing system, they have the option to donate $2 or more to the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund.
Three easy ways to support your public lands:
- Add on a donation before you check out when you buy your annual licenses (hunting, fishing, etc.) through the DNR’s Go Wild system
- Add a few dollars to your reservation when you book a campsite on Reserve America
- Give directly to the fund in whatever amount is meaningful to you.
Over 700,000 people buy a hunting or fishing license each year. If every person gave $2 just once, the Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund would receive an influx of $1.4 million resulting in a potential disbursement of $70,000 to habitat management projects in a given year. What an amazing impact that would make!
The Cherish Wisconsin Outdoors Fund is held and managed by the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, an independent 501c3 nonprofit organizations. Your donations to Cherish are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowable by law.