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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.

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…
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…
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…
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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…
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AIR TRAVELERS CAN NOW HELP PROTECT LAND AND WATER AS THEY LINE UP FOR AIRPORT SECURITY CHECK Mississippi Valley Conservancy offers a new use for pocket change LA CROSSE, WI…
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LAND DONATION EXPANDS HABITAT PROTECTION ADJACENT TO PERROT STATE PARK Mississippi Valley Conservancy receives gift of land in one of its priority land protection areas TREMPEALEAU, WI – When Lois…
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Enjoy a day in the life of our land protection staff as published in this story from Big River Magazine . Click the blue button below to view the story.