The George Mead Wildlife Area has over 33,000 acres of wetlands, forests and grasslands. Over 267 species of birds are known to inhabit or migrate through Mead each year.
Necedah National Wildlife Refuge is home to whooping cranses, wolves, Karner blue butterflies and white-tailed deer. The 43,656-acre refuge was established in 1939 as a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife.
Paul Olson Wildlife Area is a 2,995 acre property directly adjacent to the Flaig Farm. Scattered parcles are located in western Portage and eastern Wood Counties, ranging from 40 to 860 contiguous acres. The property consists of non-native, cool season grassland and shrub-carr.
Out-of-state visitors may want to visit the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center which includes the "shack" described in A Sand County Almanac: " There are some who can not live without wild things, and some who cannot. These essays are the delights and dilemmas of one who cannot."