Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Stewarding a Community Treasure

Stewarding a Community Treasure

Bloomfield Prairie Lease Extended 15 years
Did you know that Dodgeville is home to an ecological gem that surrounds the Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center two miles west of Dodgeville?
The 432.8-acre Bloomfield Prairie (the Iowa County Farm) is truly a remarkable community asset that can be enjoyed right

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The Prairie Doc of Savanna Springs

The Prairie Doc of Savanna Springs

David and Kristin Wisnefske’s land reads like a historical novel, with real scenes from a French trading post, a Native American village, and a stage coach trail to mention a few.
One chapter in this lands history begins in 1990 after David and Kristin purchased “Savanna Springs” a beautiful

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Protecting Monarchs

Protecting Monarchs

Are you interested in joining the effort to save the iconic Monarch Butterfly?
Monarchs need more milkweed and nectar flowers on the landscape to thrive in the Driftless Area and here are a few ways that YOU can help improve their habitat.
First, we need your help collecting milkweed seeds this fall. Our goal

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Back to School Tips for Getting Back to Nature

Back to School Tips for Getting Back to Nature

Fall is in the air and for many families that means getting back to school. As your family settles into their new schedule, Driftless Area Land Conservancy encourages you to consider the important role that outdoor recreation and exploration can play in your child’s development.
Even the most eager students

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The Driftless Rally

The Driftless Rally

“Do I oppose the line? You bet” said Boyd Gibbons of Wyoming Township. “The beauty of the Driftless Area supports the local economy and this transmission line would be a permanent assault on this unique place.”
Gibbons was one of nearly 400 concerned citizens that packed the Lloyd Jones

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Love of Land and Community

Love of Land and Community

Roland Sardeson’s Mineral Point Legacy
Roland was to many the embodiment of Mineral Point – he was creative, adventurous, and he loved his community.
“It was 1976 when I met Roland, he was skateboarding down Commerce Street,” shared Bruce Howdle, Roland’s longtime friend and neighbor. “Roland loved this part of

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Protecting the Future by Saving the Land

Protecting the Future by Saving the Land

Have you noticed a change in the season? And I don’t mean the transition from spring to summer or summer to fall, I am talking about wetter summers, warmer winters, and earlier crop seasons.
We are beginning see the impact climate change is having right here, right now in the

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Driftless Welcomes Amy Alstad

Driftless Welcomes Amy Alstad

Amy Alstad recently joined the team at Driftless Area Land Conservancy and she is looking forward to partnering with the landowners of Southwest Wisconsin to protect the places special to them.
“I’m very excited to welcome Amy as the Conservancy’s new Land Conservation Associate” said David Clutter, DALC Executive Director.

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Land Trust of the Year

Land Trust of the Year

We are thrilled to announce that Driftless has received Gathering Waters’ Land Trust of the Year award.
Thank you for making this good work possible and helping protect our unique Driftless lands, wildlife and waters. – we couldn’t do it without you.
This annual award recognizes the outstanding accomplishments of

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