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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.

Here's how two retired college professors became honored members of Mississippi Valley Conservancy's Bluffland Guardians – a story 50 years in the making. In the spring of 1971, 15 Knox…
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As an accredited land trust, we are required to visit the properties we protect once a year to ensure that we're upholding our commitment to landowners to protect their land…
RICHLAND COUNTY, WI – The cold, clear headwaters of Little Fancy Creek babble in the rocky creek bed that crosses under the drive upon arriving at the farm of Susan…
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Meet our new development coordinator. Leanne Kruse grew up just a hop, skip, and a jump from the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the bush in Perth, Western Australia. She…
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Public Input Session - Trailhead Parking Fee’s South Side Neighborhood Center - 1300 South 6th Street, La Crosse, WI August, 10th at 3:30pm – 4:30pm August 17th at 5:30pm –…
Here's a heads up for anyone in the Driftless Area concerned about land use and other natural resource issues, particularly in this time of climate change. La Crosse County has…
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Today, the legislature's Joint Committee on Finance voted to renew the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for 4 years at 32 million dollars per year. While this outcome didn't reach the long-term…
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PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI – Through the abundant wildlife, spectacular scenic vista, and rich history, Crawford County has inspired generations of residents and visitors alike. Yet over time, that history…
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VERNON COUNTY, WI – A new land conservation agreement between Dave and Betty Van Dyke and Mississippi Valley Conservancy has conserved 114 acres of beautiful ridgetop farmland and forest habitat…
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In 1853, as the story goes, an editor of the Milwaukee Sentinel, travelling with a team of railroad executives, admired an oak forest along the Wisconsin River and, trying out…
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