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October News and Updates

Transmission Line Latest

Driftless Area Land Conservancy continues to strongly oppose the Cardinal-Hickory Creek (CHC) high-voltage, huge transmission line. We’re fighting in both federal and state courts. You can read the details of these cases on our Latest News on CHC page. Protecting our unique Driftless Area is hard work and takes long-term commitments. Your ongoing support is important and valuable. Thank you!

DALC Needs A Truck! Do you or someone you know have a full-size, 4x4 truck in good shape that you're looking to part with? With our expanded land team, DALC is looking for a reliable truck to help us move equipment and carry out restoration and management work. Please send any information, leads, or questions to

Upcoming Presentation: “Resilience Thinking in the Driftless Area” Dr. Steven Carpenter, UW Professor Emeritus of Limnology and 2022 recipient of the Blue Planet Prize, will be speaking on Nov. 2, 7PM, at the Law Enforcement Center Conference Room, 169 E. Leffler St. Dodgeville. The title of his talk is "Resilience Thinking in the Driftless Area." Dr. Carpenter will summarize 60 million years of Earth’s climate and the extraordinary changes happening in our generation. He will discuss how to build resilience to these rapid changes. This presentation is free and will be followed by audience discussion. The event is sponsored by the Uplands Garden Club.

Volunteer Opportunities Looking for a chance to get outside and enjoy this beautiful autumn? Join one of DALC's upcoming volunteer workdays and make a difference for native habitat in the Driftless!

  • Saturdays at Spring Valley: November 5, December 3 & 17

  • Sundays at Sardeson: November 6th, December 4th

  • Wednesdays at the Wetland: November 2nd, December 7th

Find more details and let us know you're coming at our Volunteer page.

Notes From the Field “I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers." - L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables What a wonderful month: warm days and cool nights, last blooms and first frosts, fiery leaves and prescribed fire returning to the landscape. The end of the growing season is a little bit of a breather for our team, although fall brings its own tasks, like monitoring conservation easements and prepping for holiday gifts. How do you find yourself adapting to this ever-changing time of year? No matter where you are or what you're up to, we hope you get the chance to get outside and enjoy a few magical days of autumn in the Driftless. Emilee Martell Development Associate

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