Driftless Area Land Conservancy
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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Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program at Risk

Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program at Risk

The Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program, which funds conservation projects throughout our state, is at risk.
Assembly Bill 338 proposes to cut 78% from the Knowles-Nelson grants to counties for land acquisition and 43% from the Knowles-Nelson grants to non-profit conservation organizations, such as Driftless Area Land Conservancy, for land or easement

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Volunteers Needed for DNR Fawn Capture

Volunteers Needed for DNR Fawn Capture

Fawning season is approaching, and researchers will rely on plenty of volunteer help to collar newborn fawns. Most fawns are born between the last week of May and the first week of June, and we will depend on the contribution of volunteers to reach our goal of 100 fawns collared.

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Resolution to Oppose Cardinal Hickory-Creek

Resolution to Oppose Cardinal Hickory-Creek

“There was great testimony last night and Resolution 577 passed the Dane County Board with just one abstention.” Said District 28 Supervisor, Nikki Jones.

The approved resolution requests a “cost/benefit analysis” of all electrical needs options in comparison to building new, huge, expensive high capacity transmission lines.  Over 120

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From the Leopold Shack to Her Own Land

From the Leopold Shack to Her Own Land

 Meet Nan Fey, a Conservationist for the Next Generation
Driving along picturesque County Road ZZ, a half mile or so north of Governor Dodge State Park in Dodgeville Wisconsin, one can find themselves awestruck as they take in the outstanding scenic views.
This is the Driftless. You can find here,

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Driftless Area Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Driftless Area Land Conservancy Earns National Recognition

Strong Commitment to Public Trust and Conservation Excellence
Dodgeville, Wisconsin (February 22, 2017) – At a time of political change, one thing is clear: Americans overwhelmingly support saving the open spaces they love. Since 2001 Driftless Area Land Conservancy (“Driftless”), one of 1,363 land trusts across the United States, has

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