Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County from threats
such as those posed by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs)
and to promote sustainable land use, local control of natural resources, and environmental justice.
"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.whereis this
"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.
Thank you to Organic Valley for their generous contribution to our silent auction in February 2013.
Crawford Stewardship Project is seeking a full 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 and coordinating responsibilities with a team of two or three people to:
Organize citizen participation within communities, assisting them as needed
Coordinate volunteers and events
Write for news media and newsletters
Comment on legislation and agency rule changes
Attend meetings in the area as well as elsewhere in Wisconsin
Communicate with local and state government officials
Attend and/or present information at events on the issues
Research and work with experts who review various applications
Network with people in other groups
Must be able to work well in a sometimes fast-paced environment.
You will work from home and must have suitable computer capabilities and reliable transportation.
Send resume with letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21.
June 22, 5:30 pm
June 27, 9:30-4pm,
Screening of "Frac Sand Land, The Incredible Story of the Vanishing Hills" by Robert Nehmann of Allamakee County Protectors. Event will be held in Richland Center at UW Richland Campus Melvill Hall--Pippin Conference Room, 1200 Hwy 14W. There will be a panel discussion following the film with Robert Nehmann and Bridgeport Concerned Citizens (BCC). Event is co-sponsored by: Crawford Stewardship Project, Richland County Stewardship Project and Gays Mills Public Library
June 28th, 7pm
Screening of "Frac Sand Land, The Incredible Story of the Vanishing Hills" by Robert Nehmann of Allamakee County Protectors. Event will be held in the Board Room at the Gays Mills Commerce Center. There will be a panel discussion following the film with Robert Nehmann and Bridgeport Concerned Citizens (BCC). Event is co-sponsored by: Crawford Stewardship Project, Richland County Stewardship Project and Gays Mills Public Library.
July 11, 5pm
July 22, 10-5 pm
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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
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.
Can’t You Smell That Smell?
Clean Air Act Fixes for Factory Farm Air Pollution
Article by J. Nicholas Hoover about the deficiencies of EPA to regulate CAFOs. Read the full article here.
If you didn't get a chance to tune into the Chris Moore showand hear CSP's Edie Ehlert speak on a panel discussing frac sand mining and fracking, don't worry. Here is the archived link:
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.
Dowload the most recent CSP Newsletter Fall 2012
VIDEO FROM JOSH FOX of "Gasland" fame. Josh is in the process of making another film, but this short, THE SKY IS PINK, is for a special reason. Why should we be sending the sand from our hills, ridges, and bluffs for use in HYDRAULIC FRACTURING that is proving to be a destructive practice and putting the health, safety and welfare of people in jeopardy? PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO!
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
Here's a map showing the CAFOs permitted as of November 2011
WI CAFO MAP
Here are A Dozen Talking Points on CAFOs for SW Wisconsin.