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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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