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Superfund Chairman: Jerry Krueger 

Contact information: Phone (715) 241-0025 or email: jk1cefish@yahoo.com

Superfund

WI-NWTF Superfund Report 2012

 

WI-NWTF Members,

The WI-NWTF State Board has met recently and established new levels for Superfund projects. We are pleased to announce that due to prudent spending in 2011 Superfund amounts will return to previous levels. Much of the reason for this is the continued high level of effort of local chapters. Even though in a tough economy people are tightening their belts, watching their spending, and staying home more, they are also understanding the value of an organization like the NWTF. Our re-dedication to Conservation, and Hunting Heritage is second to none in WI, and it's efforts will be seen locally even more in 2012 throught Wisconsin. The following is a breakdown of how much funding each Outreach Program is eligible to receive in 2011.

WITO = $250

JAKES = $250

Wheelin’ Sportsman = $250

Scholarships = $250 Local $1,000 State

Turkey Hunters Care = $100

4H Shooting Sports = $200 (local)

NASP = $500 (new) $250 (existing)

Learn to Hunts = $250

Landowner Appreciation Days = $250 (More based on Board Approval)

Hunter’s Safety classes = $200

 

The WI Superfund Committee has made these decisions in an attempt to fund programs at a higher level.  Remember that all Superfund requests must be submitted to the Superfund Chair by October 1st of the current funding year.  Projects that took place in 2011 are not eligible for Superfund dollars allocated for 2012.  All Superfund requests will be paid out on a first come first serve basis until the money allocated for that budget is spent. This does not mean your project will not get funding, but will be held until money is allocated later from other areas of the operating budget. This means that not only are we being fiscally responsible with our funds, but that everyone should receive funding for their programs.  Another change to the Superfund is Land Owner Hunting Heritage Days is changing it’s name back to Landowner Appreciation Days. This is being done in an effort to apply for funds from our National Organization, thus giving a valuable event the opportunity to continue in the future. All LAD events are eligible for a base funding of $250, but are eligible for more with board approval. 

 

We understand that some of you may have questions about the Superfund. Therefore, please contact New Superfund Chair Rick Horton with any questions, or ideas, you may have.  You can reach him by mail at WI-NWTF PO Box 870 Portage, WI 53901, by email at rhorton@nwtf.net or by phone at (218)326-8800.

 

Good Hunting,

 

Cory Catlin

National Wild Turkey Federation

Wisconsin State Chapter President

Website Coordinator

Superfund Committee

 


2012 Superfund Habitat Projects

March 14, 2012

NWTF-WI Makes 2012 Habitat Funding Decision

 

The Wisconsin State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (WI-NWTF) recently released their list of habitat projects funded in 2012.  The seven projects address known habitat shortfalls in the state by maintaining oak forests and savannas to provide long-term food resources and roosting sites.   We will improve habitat for wild turkeys and associated animals on 4,777 acres.  We were able to maximize our achievements by matching every dollar of Super Fund money with three dollars of cooperator funding! 

Project

Agency Partner

Local NWTF Chapter

Acres

Oak Savanna and Woodland Restoration

US FWS –St. Croix Wetland Mgmt. District

New Richmond Thundering Toms, Croix Valley Cutters

114

Oak Stand Improvement/ Regeneration

WDNR Wildlife

River Valley

33

Prairie and Oak Savanna Establishment/Restoration

WDNR Wildlife

Puchyan Longbeards

40

Oak Stand Improvement and Invasives Treatment

WDNR Wildlife

New Berlin Gobblin Longbeards

50

Oak Barrens and Savanna Restoration

WDNR Wildlife

Yellow River Gobblers

4,540

ATV Sprayer for Rx Burning

WDNR Wildlife

Mondovi Area

-

Hand Tools for Oak Savanna Work

US FWS –St. Croix Wetland Mgmt. District

New Richmond Thundering Toms, Croix Valley Cutters

-

 

Besides these projects, Super Fund money allows NWTF members to access low-cost clover mix and Roundup-Ready corn, soybean and sorghum seed to use in wildlife food plots.

This type of work could not be done without the NWTF’s outstanding volunteers in Wisconsin!  The NWTF Super Fund is unique, in that a portion of the proceeds from every NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet in Wisconsin goes into the state Super Fund.  The NWTF Super Fund Committee provides an annual opportunity for natural resource agencies to partner with local NWTF chapters to develop habitat management and equipment proposals.  The Committee then reviews the proposals and makes funding decisions like this each spring. 

Super Fund money is also used to fund all of the other good work that local chapters accomplish, like JAKES days for kids, Women In The Outdoors events, Wheelin Sportsmen opportunities for hunters with disabilities, etc.  The NWTF believes in teaching others how to become safe and effective hunters, ensuring that future generations have the right and ability to hunt, helping others less fortunate than us, and aiding agencies in research, enforcement, and wildlife management.

We encourage hunters and wildlife enthusiasts of all kinds to help support the efforts of the National Wild Turkey Federation by attending their local NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet this year.  Existing members, please consider joining the committee to help raise funds and hold outreach events in your community.  The 2012 NWTF banquet schedule can be found at http://www.nwtf-wi.org/banquets.aspx.

 

Rick Horton is the NWTF Regional Biologist covering Wisconsin, Minnesota, Upper Michigan and Manitoba.  He can be reached at 218-326-8800, or rhorton@nwtf.net.

 


2011 Superfund Habitat Projects

Wisconsin State Chapter News

February 3, 2012

NWTF-WI Funding Improves Wildlife Habitat Statewide

The Wisconsin State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (WI-NWTF) recently released their list of habitat projects funded in 2011. The 12 projects involved many resource agency partners, including the USDA Forest Service, county forestry agencies, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Department of Natural Resources. We were able to maximize our achievements by matching every dollar of Super Fund money with two dollars of cooperator funding! The net result was that we created or improved 2,077 acres of land and planted 13,450 trees and shrubs beneficial to a host of wildlife species.

Project

Agency Partner

Local NWTF Chapter

Acres

Oak Savanna and Woodland Restoration

US FWS –St. Croix Wetland Mgmt. District

New Richmond Thundering Toms, Croix Valley Cutters

320

Oak Stand Improvement/ Regeneration

Clark County Forestry

Black River Country

40

Prairie and Oak Savanna Establishment/Restoration

DNR Wildlife

Puchyan Longbeards

1,071

Wildlife Opening Development and Management

DNR Wildlife, Langlade County

Langlade County Longbeards

90

Oak Stand Improvement and Invasives Treatment

Dane County Parks

Mad City Gobblers, Black Earth Creek

65

Wildlife Opening Maintenance and Fruiting Shrub Planting

Chequamegon – Nicolet National Forest

Namekagon River Gobblers

412

Turkey Habitat Demonstration Area

Xcel Energy

Mondovi Area, Indianhead Chapters

17

Wildlife Opening Development and Maintenance

Ashland County Forestry

Snowbelt Longbeards

44

Swamp White Oak Seedling Protection

DNR Wildlife

Mondovi Area Chapter

3

Oak and Hickory Seedling Planting

DNR Wildlife

Bluff Country Long Spurs

15

Anchor Chain Scarifier (Forestry Equipment)

DNR Forestry

Waupaca Longbeards, Waushara Strutters, RockNGranite Toms, Puchyan Longbeards,

Hundreds!

Tree Planting Bars

DNR Forestry

Mondovi Area, Indianhead, Black River Country Chapters

Hundreds

The impressive collection of projects was designed to address the habitat needs of wild turkeys and associated animals throughout the state. Wildlife openings in the northern forests help provide wild turkey nesting and brood-rearing habitat, while also benefitting deer, bear, American woodcock and songbirds. Efforts to regenerate oak trees provides long-term wild turkey food and roosting sites, but also helps deer, woodpeckers, bear, squirrels, red-shouldered hawks, many other animals. Ben Baumgart of DNR Forestry Division said, “We have been trying to purchase this forestry equipment for years. We will use it to improve regeneration of oak and other hardwoods across seven counties.” Besides these projects, Super Fund money allows NWTF members to access low-cost clover mix and Roundup-Ready corn, soybean and sorghum seed to use in wildlife food plots.

                           

This type of work could not be done without the NWTF’s outstanding volunteers around the state! The NWTF Super Fund is unique, in that a portion of the proceeds from every NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet in Wisconsin goes into the Super Fund. This money is then used to fund not only the conservation projects like this, but also all of the other good work that local chapters accomplish. The NWTF believes in teaching others how to become safe and effective hunters, ensuring that future generations have the right and ability to hunt, helping others less fortunate than us, and aiding agencies in research, enforcement, and wildlife management.

We encourage hunters and wildlife enthusiasts of all kinds to help support the efforts of the National Wild Turkey Federation by attending their local NWTF Hunting Heritage Banquet this year. Existing members, please consider joining the committee to help raise funds and hold outreach events in your community. The 2012 NWTF banquet schedule can be found at http://www.nwtf-wi.org/banquets.aspx.

Rick Horton is the NWTF Regional Biologist covering Wisconsin, Minnesota, Upper Michigan and Manitoba. He can be reached at 218-326-8800, or rhorton@nwtf.net.

 


Superfund Application Forms

 

Below you will find everything you need to apply for Superfund dollars. Remember, all Superfund requests must have state chapter approval before they are submitted to Edgefield for reimbursement.

 


Current Superfund Manual

Most up to date National Superfund Manual updated 6/6/2012.

 

 

 


Superfund Policy!!

 

WI NWTF Members,
 
All future SF requests must go through Rick Horton, and no one else. There are an increasing number of SF requests that are being sent to National and bypassing our checks and balanced system we have in place. If they go directly to National, I have informed Genie Walker not to pay them without approval from Myself, Scott Walter (DNR Technical Committee Rep.), and Rick Horton (NWTF Regional Biologist). I have asked the Regional DIrectors to make sure that they inform all members of this procedure whenever possible. The reason for this is so that we can keep an eye on our expenditures and insure that everyone gets equal funding for their particular needs.

Thanks for your cooperation,

WI-NWTF


Wisconsin NWTF Hunting Heritage State Super Fund Projects

If you would like more information on what Superfund projects the WI State Chapter has supported click the link below.

 

Wisconsin NWTF Hunting Heritage State Super Fund Projects


French's Creek Willife Restoration Project

Portage, WI - River Valley Chapter

The River Valley chapter shows another example of Superfund dollars at work. The River Valley chapter submitted for, and received, $5,200 in Superfund money to help with restoration of wild turkey habitat in the French’s Creek wildlife area. The area, which is located a few miles north of Portage, has been undergoing extensive restoration. The amount was donated to help in the expenses not covered by the WI-DNR. One of these expenses was a controlled burn of the area to prepare it for restoration.

Participants in the check presentation were from Left to right, Conservation Warden Casey Kreuger, NWTF Regional Director Ken Jaworski, local DNR Biologist Sara Kehrli, River Valley Committee member Kevin Zarecki and son Tate Zarecki.




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