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.

What’s Cooking?
At last! A new/old recipe for an invasive wildflower! August is a great time to harvest some flowers to make this fragrant jelly. Get your flowers now before they've all…
Climate Change
Conservancy Stories
When Conservancy Land Manager Levi Plath and his crew of interns return from a day in the field, you can see through the dirt and sweat that they are healthy,…
Conservancy Stories
The work of the crew includes a variety of habitat restoration activities, including trail maintenance, invasive species removal, boundary posting, firebreak construction, and general clean-up. They're fortunate to have Levi…
Wisconsin has an energy deficit. Not the kind of energy we see in our entrepreneurs, in our athletes, in our schools and universities and cultural organizations. Lots of energy there.…
Climate Change
The name of a teenage artist popped into my mind when I turned a corner on a drive through Holmen recently. I hadn't been on the street for some time…
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…
What’s Cooking?
Here's a delicious spring tart recipe that's loaded with nutritious nettles. Spinach may be used here in a pinch, but try to use nettles if it's at all possible. The…
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…
What’s Cooking?
DO NOT CONSUME! While this is not a culinary recipe, it's the favorite tick repellent recipe of our conservation director, Abbie Church. Who would know better? Once mixed up, it…
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…
Reporter John Vidal cuts to the core of ongoing species extinction on our planet in his report for Huffpost (3/15/2019). His article offers a sobering reminder of why land and…
Charles Foster wants to know what it's like to be a wild thing. Not a man six feet above ground describing wild things from a man's perspective (anthropocentrism) or assigning…
Conservancy Stories
News Releases
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…