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 grateful for the generous support of RESIST, Inc. RESIST funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental justice movements.

“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

CSP Calendar

This Weekend!
$10 suggested donation is much appreciated, but more than anything, we want to see you there and having a great time!


~February 12-14:  Wi Farmers Union Emerging Leaders Retreat at Cranberry Country Lodge in Tomah.
Join us for this family-friendly retreat and learn more about Farmers Union and how you can be an advocate for issues in your community. Young or beginning farmers and/or new WFU members are encouraged to attend.  
There is a small fee to attend. Space is limited. For details please contact WFU Membership Coordinator Deb Jakubek at or 715-590-2130.

~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 attendance for volunteers!)

~February 27th, 6-11pm:  Madison Action for Mining Alternatives Benefit
Wil-Mar Neighborhood Ctr, 953 Jenifer St, Madison, Wi 53703
MAMA is hosting a fundraiser to bring concerned citizens together in a fun family-friendly setting to share food, games, prizes, live music and more!
Homemade fresh soup and bread, Neighbors First Inc. speak about their plight to end frac sands mining in Jackson County and what they will do with the money raised, a performance by Madison’s Raging Grannies, Environmental Jeopardy Game Show, Frac Sands Mining Equipment piñata smash, leaping games for kids, a silent auction, and at 9pm, Bonobo Secret Handshake, Madison’s premiere blues/funk rock band that will get you up onto the dance floor.
All proceeds go to Neighbors First, Inc. to aid in their efforts to thwart big moneyed frac sands mining in Jackson County.
$10 suggested donation at the door

~March 12th, noon:  Family Farm Defenders Food Sovereignty Prize Award Ceremony and Annual Membership Meeting
Strategy workshops and panel discussions on such topics as factory farming, combining food and faith, climate justice, working with the media, and featuring keynote speaker, John Ikerd! 
Madison, Wi  (More details to come.  For additional information, call 608-260-0900 or e-mail

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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.

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

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