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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.
Dear friends and colleagues, In my last story I described a visit to the Arboretum at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, which Aldo Leopold helped establish as a laboratory…
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How Cassville Bluffs SNA fits into a larger ecological restoration.
Mississippi Valley Conservancy Protects More Than 20,000 Acres as a Result
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Monarch butterflies are declining in number. According to the University of Minnesota’s Monarch Joint Venture, the monarch migration was listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as an…
VERNON COUNTY, WI - April 17, 2018 - In their second conservation agreement with Mississippi Valley Conservancy, Tom and Sharon Sharratt have chosen to conserve an additional 82 acres of…
BUFFALO COUNTY, WI – February 23, 2018 – In conjunction with a change of ownership, the bluffland above the town of Alma has been added to the list of properties…
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VERNON COUNTY, WI – February 13, 2018 – Forty acres of wildlife-rich bluff land near the town of La Farge have been added to the list of properties permanently protected…
LA CROSSE, WI – Mississippi Valley Conservancy announced that it has received a rare gift of $1 million from an anonymous donor who wishes to see the donation tripled to…
LA CROSSE, WIS. — The Crawford Country Community Fund has awarded $1,000 to Mississippi Valley Conservancy for its upcoming Family Bat Fest at Kickapoo Caverns in Wauzeka, WI. The event…
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Annotations selected by University of Wisconsin students As Aldo Leopold and Rachel Carson knew, we are motivated to preserve and protect our environment not solely because of scientific reasoning, but…
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VIROQUA - Mark Heberlein's and Kathleen Fitzgerald's 146 acre property near Viroqua consists of scenic wooded bluffland and native grasslands along a 3/4-mile-long strecth of the South Fork Bad Axe…
VERNON COUNTY, WI – December 28, 2017 – Mark Heberlein’s and Kathleen Fitzgerald’s 146-acre property located near Viroqua consists of scenic wooded bluffland and native grasslands along a ¾-mile long…