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Wild Reads is where we share stories about and from partners, landowners, and friends throughout the conservation community. Let us know if you have a story, book review, poem, or photos to share. We don't promise to publish everything we receive, but we'd love to know what you're reading, writing, and what you think is worth sharing.

Janet Williams, a Conservancy supporter, reported seeing 14 bird species on a half-hour walk at Holland Sand Prairie this week. See her list below. Note that she used the free…
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LA CROSSE, WI – Local land trust Mississippi Valley Conservancy (MVC) has purchased 1,600 acres of rugged land along the lower Kickapoo River for permanent protection. The site, just north…
Mississippi Valley Conservancy is pleased to announce it is applying for renewal of accreditation. A public comment period is now open.
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SAFETY NOTICE: The land management crew from Mississippi Valley Conservancy will be conducting prescribed burns on several Conservancy-owned nature preserves from April 1 until May 15, 2022, weather permitting.
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ARCADIA, WI – In a time when more than 2,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land are converted every day to non-agricultural use and small farms are swallowed up by conglomerate…
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ONALASKA, WI – Thanks to a land donation by local development company Elmwood Partners, Mississippi Valley Conservancy’s French Valley nature preserve was recently expanded by 50 acres. The land donation…
UPDATE from Gathering Waters: Thank you all for the outpouring of support for the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program. Thanks to your messages, phone calls, and organizing, it appears that the legislation…
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VIOLA, WI – When John and Rita Hoffmann purchased their Richland County farm in 1998, they knew they had a lot to learn about managing its natural resources.
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Learn about the recent expansion of the Devil's Backbone nature preserve. We couldn't have done it without you!
For safety, the public is advised to STAY AWAY from the timber harvest area until April 1, 2022.
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LA CROSSE, WI – In thinking about the La Crosse area, one of the first images that comes to mind is the iconic bluffs. They’re visible by boaters on the…
Decoding the Driftless is a short (about 1 hour) documentary about the very area in which the name suggests, The Driftless Area. The Driftless Area is a region in the…
If nature was destroyed, how could we know it? In Forest 404, the main character, Pan, discovers nature as a world long destroyed, and she wonders how she can connect…
“The Myth of the Rain” is a short story written by Seanan McGuire in an anthology titled Loosed Upon the World, edited by John Joseph Adams. “The Myth of the…
Craig Santos Perez’s Habitat Threshold is a collection of climate poetry that was published in 2020. Perez is many things including a poet, scholar, artist as well as an environmentalist…