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October News and Updates

Updates on Transmission Line Opposition

DALC’s efforts to stop the costly, unnecessary Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) transmission line have intensified, as construction on the project in Wisconsin is slated to begin by the end of October. Instead of the massive infrastructure CHC requires, DALC supports clean energy technologies that foster a more responsible energy future. DALC has filed petitions in state and federal court, asking that a temporary halt on construction be imposed until lawsuits involving the project are resolved. Get the latest updates here.

Don't Miss Our Annual Sandhill Crane Viewing!

This popular event is back in-person after last year's cancellation, and will be held entirely outdoors. Join us on November 6 from 4:30 - 6:00 pm to learn from crane experts and get a prime view of the crane migration near Spring Green. Registration is required and you can sign up here.

DALC Welcomes New Development Associate

Emilee Martell recently joined the DALC team to support fundraising and communication. Having just completed her Master's degree in Environmental Conservation, as well as a work-study internship with Gathering Waters: Wisconsin's Alliance for Land Trusts, Emilee is thrilled to be launching her career in land conservation surrounded by the beauty of the Driftless. Read more about Emilee on our staff page.

Restoration in Action

Fall is a great time to get outside and lend a hand! Help keep DALC's preserves in tip-top shape by volunteering at one of our upcoming workdays:

Spring Valley Tract, New Glarus

October 30, 9:00 - noon

Erickson Conservation Area, Argyle

November 8 - 12, 9:00 - 3:00

Sardeson Preserve, Mineral Point

November 12 - 13, 9:00 - noon

RSVP to our Director of Conservation Programs, Cindy Becker, at

Notes From the Field

While we are all still struggling with the pandemic, I'm so pleased that we are able to continue to offer safe opportunities for all of us to get out and connect with the land and each other. All of the DALC staff have been taking advantage of the crisp fall weather to complete our annual visits to properties on which we hold conservation easements - we all really enjoy connecting with the landowners and hiking these properties. Enjoy this time - before you know it the snow will be flying!

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