BALDWIN, Wis. – Property owners interested in making their land wildlife-friendly are invited to attend “Habitat Handout Day” and receive free spruce trees, wildlife friendly shrubs, and seed (like corn and soybeans) for wildlife food plots.
Distribution will begin at 12 p.m. Saturday, May 12 at the Department of Natural Resources shop building, 890 Spruce St., Baldwin.
Plants and seed will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis until gone. Interested landowners are asked to bring their own buckets for the seedling plants and seed. Each landowner will be limited to seed for one or two acres (about 25 pounds) and up to 100 wildlife shrubs and trees. Recipients will be asked to sign an agreement that the materials will be used for wildlife habitat and not for residential or commercial purposes.
Local conservation groups and the department recognize that private land owners are key partners in the effort to conserve and enhance wildlife populations.
The wildlife shrubs, spruce trees and the wildlife food plot seed were donated by the Kinnickinnic Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Indianhead Chapter of Pheasants Forever, Star Prairie Fish and Game and sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.