Public Land Ownership

As of 2023 there were alm​ost 5.9 million acres of public land in the State of Wisconsin which is nearly 17% of the state's total land area (~35 million acres).

BCPL owns around 75,000 acres (1.3%) of the 5.9 million acres of public land - making it the 17th largest public land holder in Wisconsin. Currently the DNR, federal government and 14 counties own more public land than BCPL.

Click here to see the BCPL consolidation zone boundary (focus area for land bank purchases) along with county forest and BCPL lands.

Click here to see a chart of the major public land owners in Wisconsin.

Click her​e to see a chart showing the overall land ownership between Private, Public and BCPL