Driftless Area Land Conservancy
Looking Ahead

Looking Ahead

How the Driftless Legacy Society can help you plan and
protect what you love

“Grassland birds are declining, which is a big concern for me.  I really love this landscape and hope to do anything I can to help protect the beautiful views and the wildlife I care deeply

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Check It Out!

Check It Out!

Nature-themed backpacks are ready for you at Driftless libraries 

Are you packed and ready to get outside? We can help with that!
The Conservancy is thrilled to be partnering with local libraries and Land’s End to provide nature-themed kids’ backpacks that can be checked out at three Driftless area

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Timing is Everything

Timing is Everything

A landowner finds the right moment

When asked why he decided to protect his land with the Conservancy, David Kopitzke and Paul Klawiter answered, “We couldn’t in good conscience ask other landowners to protect their land if we weren’t protecting ours too”.
After decades of restoration, additional land purchases,

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Local Hero Honored

Local Hero Honored

Don Hawkins receives award for Working Lands Preservation

Don spent 32 years as an exemplary teacher of agriculture at Mineral Point High School before retiring to becoming an inspiration as a volunteer. He recognized that kids need a place to learn about and enjoy agriculture and wildlife, and so, under

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Conserving it for the next 12,000 years

Conserving it for the next 12,000 years

Conserving it for the next 12,000 years
Over 35 years ago, Jim Herrmann first experienced breathtaking views of towering limestone outcrops and a beautiful valley below. As he stood there, he realized it could go the way of so many beautiful landscapes and be converted into a development.
Or, it

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A Wildlife Treasure

A Wildlife Treasure

A Wildlife Treasure

It’s amazing how the passion of a single individual can impact so many lives, and over such span of time.On December 30, Helen Boley donated a 637-acre conservation easement to Driftless Area Land Conservancy on her very special property in northwest Iowa County.
Located within the Blue

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A Legacy Set in Stone

A Legacy Set in Stone

Celebrating the Thomas Family Farm and Stone Barn

When asked Harold Thomas, the Thomas family patriarch, said “Doing this (conservation easement) is a good feeling; you bet it is.”  The Thomas family lands can be described as a unique place where both our natural and cultural heritage will be

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Kids and nature, our future looks bright

Kids and nature, our future looks bright

Kids and nature, our future looks bright
At first, Abel was more interested in the dog than the prairie. Caleb didn’t always feel like hiking. And Jenna? She wasn’t crazy about stepping into the mud and water.
But by the end of the week, all they could talk about was

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Smith Family Protects Rare Prairie & Oak Savanna

Smith Family Protects Rare Prairie & Oak Savanna

Smith Family Protects Rare Prairie & Oak Savanna
We’re very excited to report that in partnership with Barbara Smith and her family, we were able to permanently protected Barb’s beautiful 58-acre property in Lafayette County.
Located just north of Argyle, Wisconsin this special place contains rare remnant prairie and oak

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Nature’s Beauty and Capacity to Heal

Nature’s Beauty and Capacity to Heal

Nature’s Beauty and Capacity to Heal
As a young boy scout, Doug Jones learned that “you leave your spot better than you found it.” To this day, he and his wife Sherryl adhere to this adage.
In December 2014, Doug and Sherryl permanently protected a part of their land

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