Leopold Wetland Management District

Leopold Wetland Management District

Leopold Wetland Management District

Park Information

The Leopold Wetland Management District is named after Aldo Leopold, who is widely acknowledged as the father of wildlife conservation in America.

Leopold is perhaps best known as the author of A Sand County Almanac, a book compiled of essays written on his farm in central Wisconsin. In tribute to his philosophy, the Leopold Wetland Management District is dedicated to preserving, restoring, and enhancing wildlife habitat in Wisconsin for the benefit of present and future generations.

Leopold Wetland Management District

The district, established in 1993, manages over 10,600 acres of waterfowl production areas (WPAs) in 16 southeastern Wisconsin counties, covering some of the most important waterfowl areas of Wisconsin.

The district also administers 45 conservation easements, totaling 3,000 acres, in 33 eastern Wisconsin counties. WPAs consist of wetland habitat surrounded by grassland and woodland communities.

While WPAs are managed primarily for ducks and geese, they also provide habitat for a variety of other wildlife species such as non-game grassland birds, shorebirds, wading birds, mink, muskrat, wild turkey, and deer.

Agency Name:

Fish and Wildlife Service


The district office is located just south of the city of Portage, Wisconsin, near the junction of I-39 and I-90/94. From Portage, take Highway #33 west for two miles to the junction of Cascade Mountain Road. Proceed south on Cascade Mountain Road for two miles to the district office.

Geographic Location

Contact Info

W10040 Cascade Mountain Road

Portage, WI


Additional Info

  • “Leopold – Leopold – U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service”. Accessed May 25, 2020. Link.

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