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Mississippi Valley Conservancy is a regional, non-profit land trust based in La Crosse that has permanently conserved more than 16,400 acres of blufflands, prairies, wetlands, and streams in southwestern Wisconsin since its founding in 1997.

MVC works with private landowners and local communities on voluntary conservation projects in nine counties along or near the Mississippi River: Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford, Richland and Grant Counties. 

The Conservancy uses voluntary tools such as conservation easements, land acquisitions, and a landowner registry program to protect lands for their ecology, scenic beauty, outdoor recreation potential, and prime agricultural soils.  MVC works hard to restore native natural communities by removing invasive species and conducting prescribed burns.  Additionally, the Conservancy provides hand-on learning experiences in the outdoors for thousands of young people and works to foster a conservation ethic.

MVC works cooperatively with individuals, businesses, conservation groups, local units of government and state and federal agencies to protect the most precious places on our landscape.  More than a million visitors to the area each year enjoy the scenic beauty of MVC nature preserves.

"We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect."

-Aldo Leopold 

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 Contact information:

PO Box 2611
1309 Norplex Dr., Suite 9
La Crosse, WI 54602
(608) 784-3606
Office Hours: M-F 8:00 AM-4:30 PM


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