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


Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of the Wisconsin Community Fund.

and RESIST, 259 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-623-5110,

CSP Calendar

~October 4-13th Fermentation Fest- a live culture convergence! Dozens of classes, demos, tastings, an incredible self-guided back-road art tour, artist-built farm stand/food trucks, lectures, films and much more. Interested in making your own cheese? Beer? Wine? Want to ferment your own veggies? Want to learn about Fermented Energy? There are WAY too many opportunities to list here! Check out the Fermentation Fest website and plan your experience now! You will be glad you did! Classes fill up quickly!

~October 7th, 10:30am: Great River Grazers Pasture Walk. Don Boland's (608-734-3570) farm 18732 Hwy 27, Gays Mills, WI. Topics to include stockpiling and fall paddock management and review of three milkings in a two-day milk harvesting scheme.

~October 9th, 5pm: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Meeting. Wauzeka Village Hall.

~October 10th, 6:30-8pm: Celebrate 25 Years of Community Conservation Success!
- Hear stories of conservation hope from here at home and around the world.
- Videos, puppets, and interactive learning about wildlife conservation
- Find out how you can help, locally and globally.
- Enjoy refreshments and conversation
Hosted by local entertainer, Carl Schlecht in The ARK (401 E Jefferson St, Viroqua, WI)
This event is free and open to the public.

~October 11th, 7-9pm: SW Wisconsin Joins the Global Frackdown! Join us for a showing of Gasland II, songs by visiting folk singer and long time activist Skip Jones, and important conversations with the community on the direction of local, state, national, and global energy policy. To be held at the Gays Mills Community Commerce Center (16381 State Hwy 131 Gays Mills, WI)
Light refreshments included.

~October 31st, 10am-2pm: Crawford County Clean Sweep at the Seneca Highway Shop (21515 State Highway 27, Seneca, WI 54654). A wonderful public service offered to the county. Get rid of your old appliances and electronics and anything else you can't get rid of anywhere else!

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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

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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.
Note that the area marked is just general. The actual mine site is closer to the River on 3 properties, approximately 178 acres disturbed and 128 acres mined of a 305 acre site in the Pattison Sand application.

Frac Sand Weekly
News and Opinions about the Minnesota and Wisconsin Frac Sand Boom, and its Environmental Health Implications.


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