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
~December 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 15th: 3pm: Public Comment sought for Badger-Coulee Public Hearing.
A person may submit this testimony in only one of the following ways:
• 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. The hearings will be held:
Monday, Dec. 8, Waunakee Village Community Center
333 S. Madison St., Waunakee
Tuesday, Dec. 9, Town of Holland Town Hall
W7937 County Road MH, Holmen
Wednesday, Dec.10, Cashton Community Hall
811 Main Street, Cashton
Thursday, Dec. 11, Three Bears Lodge
701 Yogi Circle, Warrens
Monday, Dec. 15, Kalahari Resorts, Suite A
1305 Kalahari Drive, Wisconsin Dells
• 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:
Docket 5-CE-142 Comments
Public Service Commission
P.O. Box 7854
Madison, WI 53707-7854
All public hearings begin at 3 p.m. and continue until public commenting is complete. For further information, see SOULWisconsin.org . For ride-share information, contact (608) 625-2339.
~Join us for #FoodTradeFail!
3:00–4:30 p.m. EST / 2:00–3:30 p.m. CST
Two trade agreements are set to threaten years of work supporting family farmers, good food and building a more just food system in favor of corporate profits. As negotiations continue in secret and the President seeks to secure Fast Track authority to avoid working with Congress, it is essential that those who care about our food system weigh in. What do those interested in fighting for a better food and farm system need to know to influence the debate?
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