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 a nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax deductible.

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Send a check to:
Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631


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.

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
~Aldo Leopold, 1948. A Sand County Almanac.

Farming in the Driftless Region-Success and Challenges

On Thursday, November 12 at 7:00pm a panel of local farmers will present their experiences and opinions on the success and challenges of farming in Crawford and Vernon Counties. This free event will be held at the Soldiers Grove Community room, cosponsored by Crawford Stewardship Project and the Soldiers Grove Public Library.

The four farmers who have volunteered to offer their perspectives include:

Darin Von Ruden, an organic dairy farmer from Westby area, member of the Westby Coop, and Farmers Union

Bob Molini is a Crawford County organic dairy farmer and member of Organic Valley,

Dean Zimmerman raises pastured and grass fed livestock and markets locally his chickens, eggs, turkeys, pork and lamb, as well as working with the Crawford Area Growers Local Food Alliance.

Josh Engel is an organic produce grower in Crawford County, marketing locally and regionally,

Please come to learn and to offer your ideas at this community event. There will be plenty of time for community discussion. Refreshments will be served.

Call CSP at 608-735-4277 or the Library at 608-624-5815 for more information.