Linked to the Land
Our outdoor discovery program for nature-lovers of all ages
The public is invited to enjoy free guided hikes and workshops throughout the year with Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s 2023 Linked to the Land program. All of the activities take place on nature preserves protected by the Conservancy. This year’s program is made possible by community support from Olson Solar Energy and with in-kind media support from WXOW/News 19.
With more than 6,000 acres of land preserved as nature preserves with public access throughout Wisconsin’s Driftless Area, the Conservancy offers Linked to the Land guided activities to familiarize people with the properties, their wildlife communities, and the value of protecting them. The activities are led by area experts on a variety of topics, including native wildlife, birding, foraging, stargazing, wildflowers, and more.
“Creating a culture of caring for land, water, and wildlife is one of the ways we work to support the health and well-being of southwest Wisconsin,” said the Conservancy’s executive director Carol Abrahamzon. “A great way of doing that is with family-friendly activities on the lands the community has helped our nonprofit organization protect.”
The calendar of 2023 Linked to the Land program activities is listed below. All dates are and locations are subject to change, based on weather and trail conditions. To receive the latest updates about events and activities, sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter and "like" our Facebook page. Advance registration is required for all Linked to the Land activities
Feb 11 VALENTINE’S SNOWSHOE HIKE La Crosse River Conservancy REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
April 22 SIGNS OF SPRING New Amsterdam Grasslands
May 13 MIGRATORY BIRDING HIKE Sugar Creek Bluff
June 10 WILDFLOWER WONDERS WALK Borah Creek
July 22 BAT CAVE ECOLOGY TOURS Kickapoo Caverns
Aug 19 PRAIRIE POLLINATORS WALK Mathy Bluff Prairie
Sept 9 MUSHROOM FORAY Cassville Bluffs
Oct 7 PRAIRIE STARGAZING WALK Tunnelville Cliffs