The Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation Department accepts applications to the Stewardship Fund Grant program annually.
* Land acquisition–examples include the following (this list is not all-inclusive):
o Easement acquisition (such as conservation easements)
o Property acquisition of sensitive or significant lands
o Fee title acquisition of lands for future recreational purposes or to restrict development
o Purchase of development rights (PDR), please remember to always contact the Planning & Conservation Department first)
* Project development–examples include the following (this list is not all-inclusive):
o Park or trail development or restoration
o Creation or restoration of public access to significant water resources
o Vegetative buffers along surface water resources
o Fish and wildlife habitat restoration
o Forest, prairie, and flora restoration
o Wetland restoration
o Lake Michigan bluff protection
* Discretionary–these projects will be considered on a case-by-case basis where the project has significant merit to promote the goals of the Stewardship program.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the department prior to applying.
The application deadline is generally on or around April 30, annually.