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.
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Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631
“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.
Crawford Stewardship Project Update Letter
November 17 2007
We thought you would appreciate an update from the front line as the CAFO battle heats up here in Crawford County. In addition to ongoing networking and other longer term endeavors, our group has been actively engaged in fighting the first CAFO application in the County. To date we have:
It is our biggest hope that the CCLC will table this CAFO application at its meeting on the 7th of December. The County has until Jan 3rd to decide the application, so that puts a great deal of pressure over the holidays to try and get this application reworked. We are concerned that DATCP threats of legal action against the County will make them buckle. The Committee does not seem all that concerned or engaged. They rely on the County Conservationist who relies on DATCP, whose only agenda is to have this CAFO sail through without a glitch. But we are still hopeful our County officials will, with our urging, rise to the occasion. We are concerned that we will not get a big enough turn-out at the hearing.
If you are able, attend the public hearing on November 26th at the County Administration Building in Prairie du Chien, at 7 p.m. Arrive early and register if you would like to speak. You may wish to write your comments ahead of time.
Thank you for taking the time to stay informed on this issue and we would appreciate any form of support including financial. (see attached letter)