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
“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.

"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.

and RESIST, 259 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144, 617-623-5110,

CSP Calendar


~November 12, 5pm: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Meeting
Avoca Village Hall, 401 Wisconsin Ave., Avoca, WI

~ November 14th, 3:30-7pm: Spay & Neuter - Don't Litter!

Crawford County Animal Control will be hosting a Baked Potato Bar-Soup Supper at the Rural Bridgeport/PdC Town Hall on Highway 35 just north of Cabela's.

Proceeds will be used to continue on going spay/neuter efforts for stray animals, which includes assistance for county residents on a sliding scale.

The Animal Control Officer and Sheriff will be on hand to answer any questions about services available through Animal Control.

For any questions, contact Crisse Reynolds 608-734-3126

~December 1, 10:30am: Great River Graziers Pasture Walk at Don Boland farm. 18732 Hwy 27 Gays Mills, WI
Using windbreaks, manmade and natural, to improve out wintering of milk cows.  Feeding heifers off the face of a silage bag with a hotwire.
*In case of inclement weather, cancellation/s will be made on WQPC/WPRE radio 94.3 FM.
For more info, contact Vance Haugen, Agriculture Agent (608) 326-0223 or

~December 3-4: 2015 Midwest CSA Conference

The Plaza ~ Eau Claire, WI
The Midwest CSA community is invited to come together to network and learn from each other to strengthen CSA farms and the local food system.  The Wisconsin Farmers Union will again convene this gathering, featuring practical presentations for the CSA movement regarding production, packaging and logistics, business management, community building, and more.  
The Early Bird rate: $135 per person, which includes all meals. 
Additional people : $95 a person.  The Early Bird Rate, along with conference rates at the Plaza Hotel, go through November 11, 2015.
Click here for more information and to register

~ December 10, 5pm: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Meeting
Muscoda Kratochwill Building, 206 N. Wisconsin Ave., Muscoda, WI

~December 14: Frac Sand Mining Workshop
A discussion and training opportunity with the Wi Farmers Union and the Wi Towns Association for elected representatives and interested citizens. 
The Plaza Hotel and Suites 1202 W. Clairemont Ave., Eau Claire
~ Updates on tools and options for effective local regulation and management of frac sand mining.
~ Review of emerging issues such as annexation, economic impacts, and reclamation
Contact WFU's Policy Organizer David Wright-Racette at 604-514-2031 or for more information

~January 14-16th: 24th Annual GrassWorks Grazing Conference
Wisconsin Dells, Wi
Contact Heather Flashinski
( 715-289-4896 or

~February 6, 7-11:30pm: Crawford Stewardship Project's 4th Annual Love the Land Music and Dance Celebration!
Mark your calendars! Details to come...

~February 25th-27th: MOSES Organic Farming Conference
LaCrosse, Wisconsin
Contact or 715-778-5775 (you must register ahead of time for this conference, and there are also opportunities for cheap attend


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Crawford Stewardship Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the state of Wisconsin. Donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631

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State of our union is tied to the state of our climate
Citizens' Climate Lobby responds to 2015 State of the Union
full story here

Interactive "fraccidents" map, state by state. Access the page for Arkansas at
The other states are also accessible.

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.


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

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