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.
"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.whereis this
"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.
Thank you to Organic Valley for their generous contribution to our silent auction in February 2013.
Crawford Stewardship Project is seeking a full time paid coordinator.
This position supports ongoing efforts of the Crawford Stewardship Project to protect the environment and promote sustainable land use, local control of natural resources, and environmental justice. Concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), frac sand mining, and water quality monitoring are among the issues CSP is working on with citizen participation.
This position involves sharing and coordinating responsibilities with a team of two or three people to:
Organize citizen participation within communities, assisting them as needed
Coordinate volunteers and events
Write for news media and newsletters
Comment on legislation and agency rule changes
Attend meetings in the area as well as elsewhere in Wisconsin
Communicate with local and state government officials
Attend and/or present information at events on the issues
Research and work with experts who review various applications
Network with people in other groups
Must be able to work well in a sometimes fast-paced environment.
You will work from home and must have suitable computer capabilities and reliable transportation.
Send resume with letter of interest to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 21.
If you didn't get a chance to see the documentary "The Price of Sand", you have another opportunity this Wednesday (May 22nd) at 7pm at the Gard Theater in Spring Green. See trailer of documentary here:
May 25th, 1pm:
March Against Monsanto in Madison, WI will meet at the Capital. Activists from around the world will unite to March Against Monsanto. See - for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/230279737110748/
May 25th: 8:30 - 1:00
Birds of a Feather Walk Together -Valley Stewardship Network invites you to join local and international bird experts Maggie Jones and Dan Peak for a Spring hike to see and hear forest and grassland birds during the height of the Spring migration. Learn why the Lower Kickapoo Valley habitat is among the world’s best for raising the next generation of many colorful and rare species. Contact Maggie Jones to pre-register or for registrations at 608-872-2297 or email her at email@example.com. Event is free, but space is limited.
May 29th, 4-7pm
Macroinvertebrate Training at Nature Nooks Retreat, LLC, S4692 County Rd S, Viroqua. The macroinvertebrate training is optional and not a requirement to become a CSP water monitoring volunteer. Macroinvertebrates are part of monitoring the health of surface waters and we encourage our monitors to take this training when able. More information on this training can be obtained by contacting Kris Stepenuck at firstname.lastname@example.org. To volunteer as a CSP water monitor please contact CSP Co-Coordinator Kathy Byrne at email@example.com or call 608-734-3143.
June 1st, 9:30 - 3:30
Water Quality MonitoringCSP 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.
April 10, 2013Crawford Stewardship Project (CSP) received the Citizen-based Monitoring Award for Group Effort at the Citizen-based Monitoring Conference in Wisconsin Rapids on April 5, 2013
April 12, 2013 revision
Can’t You Smell That Smell?
Clean Air Act Fixes for Factory Farm Air Pollution
Article by J. Nicholas Hoover about the deficiencies of EPA to regulate CAFOs. Read the full article here.
If you didn't get a chance to tune into the Chris Moore showand hear CSP's Edie Ehlert speak on a panel discussing frac sand mining and fracking, don't worry. Here is the archived link:
Bridgeport Township Frac Sand Mine Location Map.
Frac Sand Weekly
News and Opinions about the Minnesota and Wisconsin Frac Sand Boom, and its Environmental Health Implications.
Dowload the most recent CSP Newsletter Fall 2012
VIDEO FROM JOSH FOX of "Gasland" fame. Josh is in the process of making another film, but this short, THE SKY IS PINK, is for a special reason. Why should we be sending the sand from our hills, ridges, and bluffs for use in HYDRAULIC FRACTURING that is proving to be a destructive practice and putting the health, safety and welfare of people in jeopardy? PLEASE WATCH THIS VIDEO!
CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
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
Here's a map showing the CAFOs permitted as of November 2011
WI CAFO MAP
Here are A Dozen Talking Points on CAFOs for SW Wisconsin.