Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Protecting the Diversity of Their Land

Protecting the Diversity of Their Land

Walking through a snowy prairie on New Year’s Day of 1993 Nancy Thomas and Mike Samuel knew they found someplace special. As New Year’s Day of 2017 recently past, Nancy and Mike have protected their incredible 56 acres in Perry Township of Dane County with the Driftless Area Land Conservancy.
“The

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DALC submits comments to the Rural Utilities Service

DALC submits comments to the Rural Utilities Service

On behalf of the Driftless Area Land Conservancy and their members, the Environmental Law and Policy Center has submitted comments to inform the Rural Utilities Service’s (“RUS”) scoping process for the Environmental Impact Statement (“EIS”) on its decision whether to finance the proposed large Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line and tall

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URGENT: Your Comments are Needed!

URGENT: Your Comments are Needed!

Concerned About the Cardinal / Hickory Creek
Transmission Line Proposal?
American Transmission Co. (ATC) has proposed building a 125 mi. long 345kV powerline through the heart of the Driftless Area from Dubuque to Middleton. Because of accelerating energy efficiencies, electricity use throughout the Upper Midwest is flat or declining. There

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The Driftless Trail

The Driftless Trail

Looking out upon the autumn hills that run along Lowery Creek on an unseasonably warm start to November, it is easy to imagine a hiking trail here. The sound of flowing water and the breeze rustling the sedges provides the perfect environment to reflect, recharge, or recreate.
This afternoon,

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Heritage Trout in Lowery Creek

Heritage Trout in Lowery Creek

Anglers from the East and West Coast are beginning to catch on to our little secret; Driftless trout streams are some of the finest in the nation. Locally, trout in Lowery Creek on the permanently protected Cates/Ross property have been shown to be the some of the best in the

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DALC’s New Office

DALC’s New Office

The Badger has Found a New Den
Driftless Area Land Conservancy has a new office space and an opportunity to accomplish more in the coming years.
With a new and permanent address in Dodgeville, we have planted roots in a fantastic Driftless community.
The decision to purchase an office

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Protecting a National Treasure

Protecting a National Treasure

Protecting a National Treasure

ELPC Tours Portion of the Driftless Area
Late last month, staff and board members from the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), toured some of the most scenic spots and fragile environments in Iowa County.
The ELPC is a major Midwest public interest environmental

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MONARCH CONSERVATION FUND

MONARCH CONSERVATION FUND

DALC Awarded National Grant
Monarch butterflies, an important pollinator, are declining throughout North America due to loss of habitat, climate change and loss of milkweed populations.
To do our part to slow and reverse this decline, Driftless Area Land Conservancy, in partnership with our Southwest Grasslands Stream Conservation Area

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Legacy at Lowery Creek

Legacy at Lowery Creek

After signing the conservation agreement this summer Ted Ross shared his joy in protecting his land as E.O. Wilson might have.
We at Driftless are quite confident that Wilson, the world renowned Harvard biologist and “father of biodiversity,” would have approved.
Ted has not only permanently protected one

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Southwest Grasslands Workshop

Southwest Grasslands Workshop

Persistence, Prioritization, and a Bit of Help
“Taking care of a piece of land isn’t easy,” said Paul Ohlrogge of UW-Extension Iowa County.
“It takes persistence, prioritization, and a bit of help. Luckily there are many resources available for landowners in Southwest Wisconsin.”
To connect landowners to helpful information, a

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