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Protecting land, water, and wildlife is a benefit to all who live in and visit Wisconsin’s Driftless Area. Every generation and community in our area will be more resilient with the clean water, fresh foods, education, recreation, and way of life that undeveloped natural spaces and farmlands provide. Sign up to receive Conservancy News and stay informed about land protection, environmental education, and outdoor recreation programs offered by Mississippi Valley Conservancy.

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Here's why we're planting so many oak trees. Let us know if you'd like to help out.
Connie convinced Art that the land with the cabin offered them a perfect weekend place “that beats camping” to get away from their work lives in Milwaukee.
The land is the north end of Barron Island, which it shares with Pettibone Park, 65 acres purchased by Adolph Gundersen from A. W. Pettibone and where, in 1918, Gundersen…
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The Twining Farm, a 345-acre historic homestead property along the west bank of Kickapoo River, just south of Gays Mills, Wisconsin, is now permanently conserved for the sake of the…
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We are thrilled to report on all the great restoration work done by For The Wild volunteers in the past two weeks at New Amsterdam Grasslands, a fabulous nature preserve…
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Mississippi Valley Conservancy closed on the purchase of a 17-acre property adjacent to the 8,600-acre Kickapoo Valley Reserve (KVR) from a private landowner with funds provided by several partner organizations.
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Mississippi Valley Conservancy announces that it has received a grant from the Crawford County Community Funds Fall 2022 Grant Cycle of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support…
Today, with their spouses, Ann Grunwald and Forrest Carlson, Mark and Leigh have each signed conservation agreements that protect a total of 109 contiguous acres.
Poison Hemlock (Conium maculatum) is a relatively rare invasive plant that is quickly expanding in various parts of Crawford County. The purpose of this article is to encourage landowners to…
At the first listening session by legislators seeking to renew the five-year farm bill, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Glenn G.T. Thompson (R-Pennsylvania) stressed the importance of bipartisan action to gain…
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It’s a delight to get away from city lights to enjoy the sights of planets, stars, and galaxies on clear, dark nights. Like old friends, the heavenly bodies above give…
As we witness species decline and anticipate the human population shift in this time of climate change, conserving precious habitats for the sake of wildlife, water, and recreation is more…
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Marilyn Houck's permanently protected land is the largest conservation agreement in Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s 25-year history.
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World leaders meeting in Canada recently took action that adds urgency to work that’s been part of the mission of La Crosse-based Mississippi Valley Conservancy since it was started 26…