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Your gifts of time and money help to protect water, land, and wildlife habitat in our area’s watersheds. Gift memberships also available.

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Stewardship

It’s what we practice and share to protect our area’s land and water.

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Youth Activities

Because it’s never too early to create a love of nature.

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Water Quality Research

Measuring the effectiveness of stewardship practices.

Become a citizen scientist

Connecting with nature.

Low-impact recreation supports our region’s economy and health.

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WHAT’S NEW

Summer workshops and activities are here!

Our Summer workshops and activities are in full swing, and it’s not to late to sign up. For your convenience, you can now browse workshops and register online. Here’s the line-up.

Welcome to VSN’s Board of Directors, Winston Ostrow!

Winston is a lawyer with a lifelong interest in nature and conservation. He became acquainted with our organization while completing the UW Extension’s Master Naturalist course led by Valley Stewardship Network and the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in 2015, and found it to be a good fit for his interests and goals. Learn more about our Board members and employees.

Congratulations, Water Action Volunteers!

We are happy to share the news that Valley Stewardship Network and our Water Action Volunteers (WAV) have recently been recognized with several awards from The University of Wisconsin-Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. These awards recognize groups and individuals for work leading to increased participation in stream monitoring, collecting valuable stream data, and sharing knowledge of stream monitoring with others. Read the full story in our newsletter, Watershed Visions – Spring 2016.

Custom Mapping Services

Our plans for a Mapping Service Center, utilizing the open source software QGIS, will allow landowners to map everything from soils and hydrology to historic land use, elevations, and vegetative cover. Aerial photos will also be part of the menu of spatial data layers. If you have an interest in this fascinating and powerful tool, See our GIS workshop offerings.

Explore your watershed

Our interactive map lets you explore satellite and map views of the Kickapoo and neighboring watersheds. For maps of specific land parcels, contact us about custom GIS mapping services.