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.
Crawford Stewardship Project is a nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax deductible.
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 the Wisconsin Community Fund.
Thank you to Organic Valley for their generous contribution to our silent auction in February 2013.
"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.
Arial view of Bridgeport Sand Mine Site
The story of Bridgeport is being played out in various ways all over Wisconsin and our neighboring states. Crawford Stewardship Project (CSP), Friends of the Lower Wisconsin (FLOW) and Bridgeport Concerned Citizens (BCC) attended and commented at most of these meetings. For the official Pattison documents, go to: http://lwr.state.wi.us/section.asp?linkid=1793&locid=50
Bridgeport Township Frac Sand Mine Location Map.
"Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law organization dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment."
They have great information on fracking -
Crispin Pierce, Associate Professor of Nursing at the UWEau Claire shares his Powerpoints on sand mining health concerns and other environmental health issues, including climate change.
Updated work of Dr. Pierce -
Sand Research Update 6/13
Bill Greendeer, a Ho-Chunk, Clan of the Deer member, speaking on frac sand mining and quoting the Ho-Chunk Nation's Resolution in opposition to frac sand mining at the Bridgeport Concerned Citizens public meeting on February 10, 2013, in Prairie du Chien, Crawford County, Wisconsin.
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Wayne Feyereisn, MD, FACP, Division of General Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN - Powerpoint presented at the Houston County Protectors, Caledonia.
Dr. Feyereisn speaks to the health risks from air borne silica sand mining and chemical pollution of water from frac sand mining and processing
Dictionary of Frac-Sand Minerís Words, Terms, & Euphemistic Concepts
2012 Interactive Sand Mining Map. There are double the sand mining and processing sites from 2011 to 2012
Kelvin Rodolfo Presentation
Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo is Professor Emeritus with the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Kelvin has applied his geologic, environmental and karst expertise to oppose Dairyland’s coal-ash dump and CAFOs in Vernon County. He continues to study Driftless karst in a pilot study of Viroqua and surrounding townships.
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Jerry Lausted Presentation
Jerry was the facilitator for many of the Save Our Hills meetings that lead to the denial of a permit for the "Hoffman Hills" mine in Dunn County. He is currently serving on the Save the Hills Alliance board and is involved with a local sand working group which brings together leaders from several area community groups. He offered this powerpoint and presentation to the June 23, 2012Forum on Silica Sand Mining in Crawford County.
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Fracking Hell: The Untold Story
An original investigative report by Earth Focus and UK's Ecologist Film Unit looks at the risks of natural gas development in the Marcellus Shale. From toxic chemicals in drinking water to unregulated interstate dumping of potentially radioactive waste that experts fear can contaminate water supplies in major population centers including New York City, are the health consequences worth the economic gains?
Arial Views of Mines in Chippewa and Dunn Counties
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Air Monitoring Analysis-Chippewa Falls, WIThe results of an analysis of data collected from air monitors upwind and downwind from the Chippewa Falls Sand Plant are now being released to the public. See attached report for the detailed findings.
Read Summary of Report here.
Download the full Report here.
Frac Sand Mining in WI - Risks to Respiratory Health
Northwestern Wisconsin is experiencing a large expansion of frac sand mining and processing operations. Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling are causing well publicized concerns over public health
and land use wherever it is done.
May 24, 2012
Letter to the Editors on breaches in wastewater containment during the 6 month moratorium.
Join the conversation on the many issues and local options surrounding industrial sand mining on June 23 at the Sand Mining Forum. Read....
February 11, 2012
Letter From McGregor Iowa City Administrator
Consequences of Sand Mining Transport for McGregor Iowa
Letter from Lynette L. Sander, City Administrator for McGreggor IA,