Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Executive Director Announcement

Driftless Area Land Conservancy is thrilled to welcome Jennifer Filipiak as our new Executive Director!

Jennifer Filipiak joins Driftless Area Land Conservancy (DALC) from the American Farmland Trust (AFT), where she was the Midwest Regional Director. She worked directly with farmers and farmland owners, especially women landowners, to promote

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The Driftless Through Your Lens

The Driftless Through Your Lens

The Driftless Through Your Lens is a feature of each newsletter where we highlight photos from people like you in our Driftless communities (See the latest feature here)
Whether you are an avid photographer or you just like to snap an occasional photo with your phone, we want to share

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David Clutter’s Departure

David Clutter’s Departure

Our Executive Director, David Clutter, is departing Driftless Area Land Conservancy to take on a new role as the Executive Director for the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin.
Our staff and board sincerely thank David for his 9 years of extraordinary work. His passion and commitment have greatly expanded

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Erickson Update

Erickson Update

The Kiosk at Erickson Conservation Area in Argyle was recently updated! A beautiful new map welcomes visitors to Erickson, outlines the trail system, highlights natural features of the property, and provides information on various access points and permitted activities.
Visitors can also learn about the legacy and generosity of the

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Formal Opposition to CHC Line Continues to Grow

Conservation organizations, local municipalities, area businesses and school districts continue to voice their concerns over ATC’s proposed Cardinal-Hickory Creek transmission line. The formal opposition came together for this print advertising campaign.
Coalition Ad Spring 2018
 

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Spring Burning Makes Way for New Growth

Spring Burning Makes Way for New Growth

Prescribed burning has long been used to control overgrown vegetation or prepare fields for planting, but in our efforts to restore habitat and make way for native species fire takes center stage.
Springtime burning helps eliminate invasive species, keeps forests healthy by eliminating unwanted undergrowth and can prevent unwanted

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Stewarding a Community Treasure

Stewarding a Community Treasure

Bloomfield Prairie Lease Extended 15 years
Did you know that Dodgeville is home to an ecological gem that surrounds the Bloomfield Healthcare & Rehab Center two miles west of Dodgeville?
The 432.8-acre Bloomfield Prairie (the Iowa County Farm) is truly a remarkable community asset that can be enjoyed right

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The Prairie Doc of Savanna Springs

The Prairie Doc of Savanna Springs

David and Kristin Wisnefske’s land reads like a historical novel, with real scenes from a French trading post, a Native American village, and a stage coach trail to mention a few.
One chapter in this lands history begins in 1990 after David and Kristin purchased “Savanna Springs” a beautiful

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Protecting Monarchs

Protecting Monarchs

Are you interested in joining the effort to save the iconic Monarch Butterfly?
Monarchs need more milkweed and nectar flowers on the landscape to thrive in the Driftless Area and here are a few ways that YOU can help improve their habitat.
First, we need your help collecting milkweed seeds this fall. Our goal

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Back to School Tips for Getting Back to Nature

Back to School Tips for Getting Back to Nature

Fall is in the air and for many families that means getting back to school. As your family settles into their new schedule, Driftless Area Land Conservancy encourages you to consider the important role that outdoor recreation and exploration can play in your child’s development.
Even the most eager students

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