Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats
of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable land use,
environmental justice, and local control of natural resources
“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac
"CAFOs are only profitable because so much of the cost and damage is externalized onto the environment, neighbors and wildlife. The monitoring, supervision, clean-up, restitution, fines are not happening, thus the true cost of CAFOs never find the way onto the balance books." Talking point from the CAFO Conference.
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated," Mahatma Gandhi
"Producers need to ask themselves what would the public think? How would ten people picked at random from an airport or bus station react to (your) animal rearing, transport or slaughter practices?"
Dr. Temple Grandin
~November 25th, 9am: Public Hearing before the Board of Zoning Appeals of the City of Prairie du Chien on the application of Wisconsin & Southern Railroad, LLC, 700-900 block of S. Main Street, for a variance from the maximum building height requirement in a proposed I-2 Industrial/Manufacturing (currently R-2 Medium Density Residential) Zoning District to construct a sand loading facility.
• Web Comment. Go to the Commission’s web site at http://psc.wi.gov, click on the “Public Comments” button on the side menu bar. On the next page select the “File a comment” link that appears for docket number 5-CE-142. Web comments shall be received no later than Monday, January 5, 2015.
• Oral Comment. Spoken testimony at the public session at the Cashton Community Hall, 811 Main Street, Cashton, Wi.
• Written Comment. Instead of speaking at the hearing, write out a comment and submit it at the public session.
• Mail Comment. All comments submitted by U.S. mail shall be received no later than Monday, January 5, 2015. A mail comment shall include the phrase “Docket 5-CE-142 Comments” in the heading, and shall be addressed to:
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This beautiful, artistic and graphic display of our precious karst geology is created by local photographic artist Rick LaMartina. It measures 22" x 28" and you can have yours for $16 plus $4 shipping.
Send orders postpaid to CSP, PO Box 284, Gays Mills, WI 54631.
Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Makes a great gift and conversation item.
Printed by Dairyland Printing, Viroqua, WI
Dowload the most recent CSP Newsletter Fall 2014
Crawford Stewardship Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Wisconsin. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Support CSP Send a check to:
Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631
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Interactive "fraccidents" map, state by state. Access the page for Arkansas at
The other states are also accessible.
Water Quality Monitoring
CSP is looking for people to do water quality monitoring around the Wauzeka CAFO, sand mining operations, as well as other threatened waters in Crawford County. Monitor training is free and provided by Valley Stewardship Network.
Bridgeport Township Frac Sand Mine Location Map.
Frac Sand Weekly
News and Opinions about the Minnesota and Wisconsin Frac Sand Boom, and its Environmental Health Implications.
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
All of us need to take an active role in creating and forging the direction of future growth in our area as well as protecting our natural resources.
CSP has accomplished much in the past few years thanks to the many people who have volunteered to help. Now more than ever CSP needs your help. If you can give a few hours once in a while or help with a few hours ongoing, we would appreciate your efforts. CSP and would love to hear from you.
Read all about what you can do....
Books and Videos about CAFOs, sustainable agriculture, water and food issues, etc. available at the Crawford County libraries
Book and Video List