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March News and Updates

We're Hiring!

If you love land conservation in the Driftless, we're looking for YOU! DALC is hiring a Conservation Coordinator to join our Land Team. This new position will assist with the creation, monitoring, and management of conservation easements and other real estate projects. The salary range is $40,000 - $50,000, plus benefits. Find more information and details on how to apply on our website.

DALC's Winter-Spring Newsletter

Hot off the presses, our latest newsletter is all about our Driftless community! Read about the lifelong dedication of inspirational landowners, the tremendous impacts of hardworking volunteers, the innovative projects underway with our partners, and more. Plus, be sure to check the back page for a preview of upcoming events taking place in our beautiful Driftless this spring! You can read the full newsletter online here, or get in touch to request a printed copy in the mail.

Earth Day Farm and Food Tour Mark your calendar! Savor the River Valley, a grassroots initiative to promote and support food businesses in the Lower Wisconsin River Valley, is hosting a free Farm and Food Tour to celebrate Earth Day, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Six host sites, including the Savanna Institute, will offer behind-the-scenes tours and information about the unique, sustainable ways they produce food. Head to Savor's event page for details.

WiWiC Conservation Educator Conference Wisconsin Women in Conservation (WiWiC) is hosting their first-ever conference for Wisconsin conservation educators to collaboratively strengthen outreach and support for women landowners and farmers. Join in and fan the flames of Wisconsin's conservation ethic! The conference is April 28th, 9:30am - 3:30pm, in Stevens Point. Learn more and register here.

Upcoming Volunteer Dates

Spring outside with DALC! We have so many opportunities for volunteers to enjoy the beauty of the Driftless.

  • Saturdays at Spring Valley: 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month. Upcoming dates: 4/1, 4/15

  • Sundays at Sardeson: 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month. Upcoming dates: 4/2, 4/16

  • Wednesdays at the Wetland: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Upcoming dates: 4/5, 4/19

Special opportunity: Build the Driftless Trail, April 14th Find more details and let us know you're coming at our Volunteer page.

Notes From the Field Aldo Leopold said, "One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of a March thaw, is the spring." Well, not to argue with the father of restoration ecology, but to me, that honor goes to cranes. No matter how gray the clouds are or how much snow remains on the ground, the first wild trumpets wafting down out of the sky signals to me that the world is awake again. Sandhill cranes are faithful to their nesting territories, and eager to be back in the Driftless. I imagine many of us know that feeling. And as we begin the search for a Conservation Coordinator, our flock here at DALC is ready to grow too! With the days getting longer and all kinds of life returning to our region, I hope your spring is full of growth, energy, and lots of beautiful days in the Driftless. Emilee Martell Development Associate

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