Wild Reads

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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.

Conservancy Stories
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…
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
After decades of tree farming and conservation forestry on their 66-acre property north of Sparta, Wisconsin, Jack Halbrehder and wife Carolyn have permanently protected their land through a conservation agreement…
Climate Change
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
Mary Helgren and Rich Radek aim to restore and honor what was on their land in pre-settlement times. They have entered into a permanent conservation agreement with Mississippi Valley Conservancy.
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
November 1st at New Amsterdam Grasslands. Keep away for safety.
From tourism to agriculture to biodiversity, the stretch of the Mississippi River that borders western Wisconsin is a critical resource — and one that is at increasing risk due to…
Climate Change
Conservancy Stories
A look at the appeal of “dual use” of land as well as the early adoption of solar energy by landowners who have conservation easements on their land with Mississippi…
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
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…
In recent weeks, La Crosse has had a most unusual visitor: a brown booby! This was the first ever recorded sighting of the sea bird in the state of Wisconsin…
Conservancy Stories
In the News
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…
Conservancy Stories
In the News
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…
Conservancy Stories
In the News
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…
Conservancy Stories
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…
Conservancy Stories
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…
Janet Williams, a Conservancy supporter, reported seeing 14 bird species on a half-hour walk at Holland Sand Prairie this week. See her list below. Note that she used the free…