Driftless Area Land Conservancy
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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Smoke On the Horizon

Smoke On the Horizon

Why burning in the fall could be right for your land
 
For years, prescribed burning has always been associated with spring, but as more is learned about managing grasslands with fire, more landowners are beginning to conduct prescribed burns in the summer and autumn too. Fires at different seasons

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DALC Welcomes Chuck Tennessen

DALC Welcomes Chuck Tennessen

The Driftless Area Land Conservancy is thrilled to announce Chuck Tennessen as our newest staff member. Chuck, Driftless Area Land Conservancy’s new Community Organizer, will be recruiting, training and mobilizing volunteers to address critical environmental issues facing the Driftless Region.
Chuck has a proven track record of engaging grassroots volunteers

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The Impact is Undeniable

The Impact is Undeniable

An Update on ATC’s Proposed Transmission Lines
The Conservancy and legal counsel, the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC), spoke to the Driftless Defenders on July 11th at the Dodgeville American Legion Hall on the topic of ATC’s proposed Transmission Lines.
The potential impact is undeniable. “Imagine the outcry

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Creating a Sacred Space

Creating a Sacred Space

Norm and Alice Rubash love their special piece of the Driftless land so they chipped away every year in transforming the land as a place that wildlife would love and flourish.
The transformation is the result of dedication, patience, and a love for the land. Together, the Rubash’s

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A Place on the Water

A Place on the Water

Ridgeway jewel helps public lands by preserving private

“Decisions made from the soul almost always lead to good things,” remarked Susan Trudell as we met over a cup of coffee on a clear and sunny morning.  Prior to meeting with Susan, we had recently learned of her 245-acre land

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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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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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