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This is where we share stories about and from partners, landowners, and friends throughout the conservation community. Let us know if you have a book review or article to share. We don't promise to publish everything we receive, but we'd love to know what you're reading and what you think is worth sharing.

It was no secret to several species of increasingly rare birds that a rolling grassland near the Mississippi River flyway was a good place to raise a family. Real estate…
Up to 1 million of the estimated 8 million plant and animal species on Earth are at risk of extinction — many of them within decades — according to scientists…
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Here's a delicious spring tart recipe that's loaded with nutritious nettles. Spinach may be used here in a pinch, but try to use nettles if it's at all possible. The…
Private landowners, conservation organizations, and land trusts can now apply for funding and technical help through the Landowner Incentive Program to create and enhance habitat for pollinators and other at-risk…
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DO NOT CONSUME! While this is not a culinary recipe, it's the favorite tick repellent recipe of our conservation director, Abbie Church. Who would know better? Once mixed up, it…
ONALASKA, WI – As its second gift of land to be preserved for wildlife habitat and public recreation, T & D Real Estate Investments LLC has donated an additional six…
Reporter John Vidal cuts to the core of ongoing species extinction on our planet in his report for Huffpost (3/15/2019). His article offers a sobering reminder of why land and…
Charles Foster wants to know what it's like to be a wild thing. Not a man six feet above ground describing wild things from a man's perspective (anthropocentrism) or assigning…
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READSTOWN, WI – Land ownership offers many learning opportunities, and that was certainly the case for Bruce Harvey when he and his wife chose to purchase a 97-acre property in…
Participants at the fourth in the ‘Conservation on Tap’ series of educational events, sponsored by Valley Stewardship Network (VSN), were treated to Dr. Melinda Knutson’s explanation of why the Driftless…
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Sometimes habitat restoration can feel like two steps forward and one step back. Or even one step forward and two steps back. An annual plan can make all the difference…
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SPARTA, WI – Almost 190 species of birds have been seen from or have used the wooded ridges and draws of a 101-acre property in Monroe County in the last…
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Werner and Diane Haas have been recognized for their conservation achievements with the 2018 Jackson County Conservation Farmer Award and the accompanying Warren H. and Ethel M. Printz Conservation Award.…
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HANEY, WI – A new conservation agreement with Mississippi Valley Conservancy will protect an additional 48 acres of private land in Crawford County’s Town of Haney. The landowner, an avid…
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ROMANCE, WI – A conservation agreement between local landowners and land trust Mississippi Valley Conservancy will protect 170 acres of scenic wooded bluffs and native prairie overlooking the Bad Axe…