DNR recruiting new wardens

Posted at 5 p.m. on March 16, 2021

The Brillion News

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is recruiting for its next class of conservation wardens.

Information about a career in conservation law enforcement will be presented at an upcoming virtual information session at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.

DNR conservation wardens are credentialed law enforcement officers who work across the state enforcing natural resource and recreation safety laws, educating the public on conservation topics, and providing law enforcement services on state parks, forests and trails. The application period will open in April of 2021.


The conservation warden career is unique, rewarding and requires candidates with a passion for helping others, communication skills and an appreciation for the outdoors.

Since 1879, conservation wardens have been protecting the people and natural resources of Wisconsin. DNR conservation wardens are on patrol statewide day and night, investigating natural resource-related violations and ensuring the safety of everyone who enjoys the outdoors.


DNR conservation wardens also work cooperatively with other law enforcement and public safety agencies at the local, state and federal level on law enforcement and emergency response initiatives. Conservation wardens also respond to natural disasters and public safety emergencies.

“We work in the big cities and the rural areas throughout Wisconsin, providing a voice to our natural resources and ensuring public safety,” said DNR Conservation Warden Marcus Medina. “Working in the state parks, forests and trails offer unique experiences, mixing both traditional and natural resources law enforcement duties.”

Information sessions are not mandatory, and the DNR encourages anyone interested in applying who meets minimum requirements to submit an application.

More information on conservation warden careers is available at https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/WardenRecruitment