Crawford Stewardship Project works to protect the environment of Crawford County and neighboring regions from threats of polluting and extractive industries, to promote sustainable land use, environmental justice, and local control of natural resources

Crawford Stewardship Project is a nonprofit organization.
Donations are tax deductible.

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Send a check to:
Crawford Stewardship Project
P.O. Box 284
Gays Mills, WI 54631


Crawford Stewardship Project is grateful for the generous support of RESIST, Inc. RESIST funds and supports grassroots groups organizing on the frontlines of the peace, economic, social, and environmental justice movements.

“We abuse land because we regard it as a commodity belonging to us. When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect.” ~Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

"CAFOs are only profitable because so much of the cost and damage is externalized onto the environment, neighbors and wildlife. The monitoring, supervision, clean-up, restitution, fines are not happening, thus the true cost of CAFOs never find the way onto the balance books." Talking point from the CAFO Conference.

“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
~Aldo Leopold, 1948. A Sand County Almanac.

Karst Geology

“Listen to A Leaky System about karst. CSP Program Coordinator Forest Jahnke is among interviewees in this podcast.

The Driftless Area of Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois is made up of bedrock of dolomite and limestone which is continually dissolved by water. The area is characterized by connected cracks and layers between rocks that easily transport water. Sinkholes, shallow soils, springs, and disappearing streams are found in Karst regions. This beautiful geology lends itself to vulnerability of surface pollutants reaching groundwater. And once polluted, the water of our area would be polluted virtually forever.

CSP sponsors Karst Identification Workshops led by Dr. Kelvin Rodolfo of Viroqua, WI. He is Professor Emeritus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. These popular events offer insight and understanding of our local landscape and include field trips to view area karstic features.

Driftless Area Karst Brochure

designed by Rick LaMartina

Karst Poster

This beautiful, artistic and graphic display of our precious karst geology is created by local photographic artist Rick LaMartina. It measures 22" x 28" and you can have yours for $16 plus $4 shipping.

Send orders postpaid to CSP, PO Box 284, Gays Mills, WI. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery.
Makes a great gift and conversation item.
Printed by Dairyland Printing, Viroqua, WI





















Karstic features on your land can be reported to geologists working to map out the features in the Driftless region.

To fill out the form online go to and follow the directions.

Or you can download and print out this pdf file, fill out the form and send it to CSP, PO Box 284, Gays Mills, WI 54631. All information will be kept confidential and used by geologists on the project.

You may also send the form to the USGS as listed on the form. However, presently they do not have any staff working on this, so are just retaining the information.