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
~July 29th, 10:30am: Great River Grazers Pasture Walk. David Anderson (608-574-4625; 5005 County Rd. II, Highland, WI 53543) is clearing 65 acres of pine plantation and establishing pasture. The benefits of managed intensive grazing for bird conservation will be studied and how to use NRCS EQUIP and a managed grazing plan. Laura Paine, SW Badger and RC&D Grazing Broker, will be the speaker.
~August 6-9th: Crawford County Fair. Held in the Gays Mills fairgrounds, this will once again feature rides, animal shows and judging, meat animal auction, 4H and other art and agricultural exhibits, a tractor pull, a demolition derby, grilled cheese competition, wine tasting contest, quilt block contest, cake walk, magic shows, gardening seminars on perennials and composting, a rodeo, music and much more! Find the event schedule here.
Crawford Stewardship Project will once again have an informational table up and running throughout the fair informing locals on the pressing issues in land stewardship, local control, and environmental justice. Stop by, hang out, and get up to date; or better yet, contact our Co-coordinator Forest Jahnke (email@example.com, or 608-632-2183) if you are interested in helping table!
~August 9, 10am-2pm: Kickapoo Keepers Family Fun Day: River Ecology, Kayaking, and Swimming on the West Fork. Bring the whole family out to spend the day exploring the wonders of the West Fork of the Kickapoo! Family-friendly, hands-on discovery and learning stations, plus guided hikes and trips will feature trout, turtles, birds, aquatic insects, watershed models, water quality science, kayaking and swimming. Bring life jackets and snacks. Lunch will be served on-site at Nature Nooks Retreat.
Instructors: Tom Lukens, Rice Spann, Shelly Brenneman and Vicki Ramsay
~August 22nd - September 5th, Eagle and Condor Solidarity Walk for Mother Earth.
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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 Spring 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