Driftless Area Land Conservancy's purpose is to maintain and enhance the health, diversity and beauty of Southwest Wisconsin's natural and agricultural landscape through permanent land protection and restoration, and improve people's lives by connecting them to the land and to each other.


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We believe that protecting the natural world and engaging people in its vast wonder is one of the most important gifts that we can pass on to our children and the generations that follow. Driftless Area Land Conservancy is building a better world by conserving healthy and diverse habitats, clean waters, productive and sustainable working lands, and scenic open spaces. We strive to educate, engage and inspire people and facilitate their connection to the land and to each other. Positive, fulfilling experiences in nature are the key to cultivating the next generation of Driftless conservationists. Together, through focused land protection and management and by providing opportunities for people to engage with and enjoy the outdoors, we can help protect and improve the Driftless Area for everyone, forever.

Join us for a field trip or event. Become a part of our community.


Spring Migration: Birding for All Levels

Beginning to advanced birders, join us during peak migration to search the Stack Family prairie, woods and savanna plus the Ridgeway Pine Relict State Natural Area for warblers and more.

May 16, 2020 6-9am  - Ridgeway

Outdoor Photography with Smartphones

Join a nationally acclaimed photojournalist and creator of the book That Tree to learn smartphone photography and pay a visit to that tree.

June 20, 2020 8-10am - Platteville

Prairie & Savanna Plant Identification

Deepen your understanding of prairies and savannas by identifying their common plants and learning general traits of plant groups, such as milkweeds and legumes. 

July 11, 2020 10am-12pm - Dodgeville

Driftless Area Land Conservancy

206 S. Iowa Street (map)

Dodgeville, Wisconsin 53533

Email us

(608) 930-3252

Driftless Area Land Conservancy is an accredited non-profit land trust in Southwest Wisconsin. All images and text on this site are property of Driftless Area Land Conservancy and/or are being used with permission from the authors and photographers. Please do not share or distribute text, images or any site content without expressed, written permission. We take your privacy seriously and will not distribute or sell any information gathered here on contact, registration, volunteer or donation forms. 

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