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


~October 6th, 10:30am: Great River Graziers Pasture Walk at the Gildersleeve farm.
16129 County Road T, Boscobel, WI
Developing a soil fertility plan to support an all-pasture/forage organic dairy ration & feeding strategies.
Any changes prior to the date of a scheduled walk will be posted on the Crawford County UW-Extension website
*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

~October 8th, 5pm: Lower Wisconsin State Riverway Board Meeting
Wauzeka Village Hall, Wauzeka, Wi

***October 25th, 3-5pm: The Beehive Design Collective Presents: Rock Bottom in the Age of Extreme Resource Extraction
Crawford Stewardship Project invites families and friends to come out to the beautifully re-furbished old community building on 212 Mainstreet (171) in Gays Mills and explore our civilizational addiction to fossil fuels and other destructive industries through the brilliantly intricate and imaginative artwork of the Beehive Collective. Stories of enormous complexity and depth are told through portrayal of people as other animals struggling to do right in a crazy system only slightly more fantastical than our reality. It is a treat to have these talented artists and storytellers with us and we hope many can make it!
For questions or ideas, contact CSP Coordinator Forest Jahnke (608) 632-2183 or

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This beautiful, artistic and graphic display of our precious karst geology is created by local photographic artist Rick LaMartina. It measures 22" x 28" and you can have yours for $16 plus $5 shipping.

Send orders postpaid to CSP, PO Box 284, Gays Mills, WI 54631.
Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.

Makes a great gift and conversation item.

Printed by Dairyland Printing, Viroqua, WI

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Dowload the most recent CSP Newsletter Spring/Summer 2015

Crawford Stewardship Project sincerely apologizes for inadvertently using the name of Ted Pennekamp and the Courier Press on a picture in association with an article about sand mining in Crawford County that appeared on page 3 in our Spring/Summer Newsletter. We have permission to use the image, but wish to make it perfectly clear that Ted Pennekamp and the Courier Press are in no way affiliated with Crawford Stewardship Project, nor does the appearance of their names imply any agreement with or support of Crawford Stewardship Project's actions or opinions. We are sorry for any confusion this may have caused, and thank everyone for their understanding.

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.

Support CSP Send a check to:
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

Crawford Stewardship Project Facebook page