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

Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of RESIST, Inc. RESIST funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental justice movements.

“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 Part time paid position available

Crawford Stewardship Project, based in Gays Mills, WI, is seeking a part-time paid coordinator. This position supports ongoing efforts of the Crawford Stewardship Project to protect the environment and promote sustainable land use, local control of natural resources, and environmental justice. Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), frac sand mining, and water quality monitoring are among the issues CSP is working on with citizen participation. This position involves sharing responsibilities with co-worker to:

  • Coordinate volunteers and water quality monitoring projects
  • Organize events including staffing information tables
  • Write for news media and newsletters
  • Attend meetings locally and regionally
  • Network with people in other groups and organizations
  • Updates and outreach through social media
  • Work hours usually flexible, while sometimes need to respond to short notice situation
  • Occasional evening and weekend hours

Need reliable transportation and home office with suitable computer capabilities and skills.  Send resume with letter of interest to:


CSP Calendar


~April 30th, 10:00am to 2:00pm Prescription Drug Take-Back Day
Viroqua Police Department, 702 East Broadway, Viroqua, WI 54665
Improper disposal of expired or unused prescription drugs has been shown to cause damage to our environment and threatens our drinking water.
For more information about the prescription drug take-back program, please call the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office at (608)-637-5251 or the County Health Department at (608)-637-5251

~May 20th, 10:30am: Cattle Buying Seminar Field Day
Meet at the Kellogg Pavilion in the park by the river in Viola, WI
(near St Rd 131 and 56).
For more information, please contact Cynthia Olmstead at

~May 10th, Frac Sand Insider, 2016 Conference and Exhibition
La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI
For more information visit:

~May 24th and May 25th, 6pm to 9pm: Level 1 Water Action Volunteer Training
Nature Nooks Retreat, Viroqua,WI
The trainings will be led by Peggy Comptom from UW Extension WAV (Water Action Volunteer) Program and Illana Haimes WI DNR WAV Program.
For more information, please contact John Delaney at Valley Stewardship Network, or Shelly Brenneman at
or call 608-637-3615.

~June 14th, 10:00am: Soil Health/Pasture Renovation and Importance of Pollinators
Ron Leurn Farm
E7233 Spring Coulee Rd, Westby, WI

~September 10-11, CAFO Summit, Green Bay, WI.
National event sponsored in part by Socially Responsible Agricultural Project (SRAP),
“What to do when a CAFO comes to town”.
More information to come.

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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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State of our union is tied to the state of our climate
Citizens' Climate Lobby responds to 2015 State of the Union
full story here

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.


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

Crawford Stewardship Project Facebook page