What is an Ambassador Property?
Nature preserve, conservation area, park – all of these describe publicly accessible places where people can enjoy the outdoors and experience native ecosystems up close. Driftless Area Land Conservancy owns or helps manage four such sites here in our region. We’ve chosen the term “Ambassador Properties” to highlight the vital role these special places play in connecting people to the land and growing our collective love and appreciation for the Driftless Area. We especially want our Ambassador Properties to welcome new folks - those who have not grown up immersed in this landscape, or who are exploring outdoor recreation for the first time.
In short: an Ambassador Property is a place you, your friends, and your family should visit, explore, and enjoy!
Our Ambassador Properties also represent the diversity of ecosystems across the Driftless region. You’ll find everything from wetlands full of trilling frogs to savannas so hot and dry that cactuses grow there! Some hikes are a steep scramble down rocky hills, while others are long, gentle rambles through the prairie. You can also simply settle in and enjoy a peaceful picnic in a beautiful setting.
Learn more about each of our Ambassador Properties at the links below.
Questions? You can contact our office at 608-930-3252 or send an email to email@example.com.
Learn More and Plan Your Visit!
Leave No Trace
We want people to get outside and enjoy the land - in the Driftless and beyond! Public parks and trails are incredible resources, but if not used with respect, they will lose both their conservation and recreation values. To protect these special places, we recommend that visitors follow the seven Leave No Trace principles:
Plan ahead & prepare
Travel & camp on durable surfaces
Dispose of waste properly
Leave what you find
Minimize campfire impacts
Be considerate of others
Learn more about how to follow the seven principles by visiting LNT.org.