Driftless Area Land Conservancy
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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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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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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