Leopold Wetland Management District

The district manages 10,756 acres of Waterfowl Production Areas in 16 southeastern counties encompassing some of the most important waterfowl areas in Wisconsin. Wetlands, grasslands and woodland communities also support a variety of songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and many species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and insects. The vast area has a wild character and is known as the Leopold Reserve-Pine Island Important Bird Area. Included in the management district are the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center, Pine Island State Wildlife Area and several private landowners. The area has the potential to provide you with an abundance of species for your checklist.

Directions: From Portage, take Hwy 33 south 0.5 mile to Cty U south about 2 miles until it becomes Cascade Mountain Road. Headquarters located at W10040 Cascade Mountain Road.

Leopold Wetland Management District map

Gazetteer: Page 43, D-67 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 77, F-7 (10th edition).

Phone: 608/742-7100 (Leopold Wetland Management District).

Web site: Leopold Wetland Management District

Signature Species: Ruddy Duck, Eastern Bluebird and Blue-winged Teal.

Rare species: Red-headed Woodpecker, Grasshopper Sparrow and Bobolink.

Parking: Parking lots.

Nearest food & lodging: Portage, Baraboo and WI Dells.