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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Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631
csp.county@gmail.com

 

Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of the Wisconsin Community Fund.
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“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.


Karst Indentification & Reporting Workshops & Field Trips

Two Karst identification and reporting workshops are scheduled for Crawford county.

Saturday, August 1, 10-12 Presentation with Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo. Bring your own lunch. The 12:30 field trip to see karst features will include viewing karst features and visiting Phil Burgess' rock collection in Prairie du Chien. Event is at Century Hall in Wauzeka. Sponsored by Crawford Stewardship Project, 608-735-4277. Coffee and lemonade provided.

Saturday, August 22, 10-12 Presentation with Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo. Bring your own lunch. The 12:30 field trip will visit examples of karst features nearby. Event is at Soldiers Grove Community Room, Cosponsored by Crawford Stewardship Project, 608-735-4277 and Soldiers Grove Library. Coffee and lemonade provided.

Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo professor emeritus of University of Illinois-Chicago will show a power point on karst geology. Following the presentation, Dr. Rodolfo will answer questions and explain the Wisconsin Geological Survey's Interagency Karst Reporting Form. Landowners may wish to complete the form and submit it for later verification of karst land features. This is one of several first steps leading to a karst study of Crawford County. The more information gathered, the more complete and accurate the study will be.

Crawford County is one of a number of areas in Wisconsin underlain by karst geology. "Karst" refers to an area where bedrock, such as limestone or dolomite, has been dissolved by water. Karst regions are generally characterized by connected cracks and layers between rocks that easily transport water. Sinkholes, shallow soils, sinking streams, and springs are found in karst areas. These areas are vulnerable to contamination from pollutants traveling directly to groundwater through shallow soils overlaying fractured bedrock.