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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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LA CROSSE, WI – Another piece of the Onalaska Greenway is in place now that Mississippi Valley Conservancy has transferred title to the City on 51 acres of woods and…
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The Crawford County Land Conservation Committee recently recognized Dewey Moore and Shelley Roberts as landowners that take active roles in managing their properties in a way that greatly benefits all…
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We are delighted to share the attached article from the Wisconsin Wetlands Association's recent newsletter featuring Marilyn Houck, her pups, and her farm at Fancy Creek! Marilyn, her neighbors, and…
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WXOW broadcast this great coverage of a recent student/faculty research project that was done at the Conservancy's Plum Creek Conservation Area in Crawford County. The student project will help inform…
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The Conservancy’s internship program gives these individuals field experience that helps them to determine the best career path within their areas of interest. It’s a mutually beneficial arrangement, and we…
This past weekend more than fifty botanical experts from across Wisconsin and our neighboring states gathered at Sidie Hollow County Park just west of Viroqua. The Wisconsin State Herbarium and…
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On a recent visit to conduct the annual monitoring of a property protected by Mississippi Valley Conservancy, I had the privilege to witness the magic of the Paul Brandt School…
Climate Change
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LA CROSSE, WI – Local land trust Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) has purchased 1,600 acres of rugged land along the lower Kickapoo River for permanent protection. The site, just north…
Mississippi Valley Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.
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SAFETY NOTICE: The land management crew from Mississippi Valley Conservancy will be conducting prescribed burns on several Conservancy-owned nature preserves from April 1 until May 15, 2022, weather permitting.
Climate Change
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ARCADIA, WI – In a time when more than 2,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land are converted every day to non-agricultural use and small farms are swallowed up by conglomerate…
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ONALASKA, WI – Thanks to a land donation by local development company Elmwood Partners, Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s French Valley nature preserve was recently expanded by 50 acres. The land donation…
UPDATE from Gathering Waters: Thank you all for the outpouring of support for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. Thanks to your messages, phone calls, and organizing, it appears that the legislation…
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VIOLA, WI – When John and Rita Hoffmann purchased their Richland County farm in 1998, they knew they had a lot to learn about managing its natural resources.
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Learn about the recent expansion of the Devil's Backbone nature preserve. We couldn't have done it without you!