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.

Support CSP
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.

A Call for Volunteers

by Kathy Byrne

Do you value, believe in, and desire clean and abundant water, clean air, sustainable agriculture? This is what CSP works hard to conserve for future generations.

Another threat is here, silica sand mining. Our beautiful bluffs and lands along the Mississippi, Wisconsin and Kickapoo rivers contain valuable silica sand needed for frack drilling of oil and natural gas. The bluffs and lands could be scooped out, causing toxic dust, a dramatic increase in truck and rail traffic, explosives possibly rattling our homes, as well as vast amounts of water used and the potential for ground water pollution. We would live with the aftermath and the changes to our landscape and resources forever.

All of us need to take an active role in creating and forging the direction of future growth in our area as well as protecting our natural resources.

CSP has accomplished much in the past few years thanks to the many people who have volunteered to help. Now more than ever CSP needs your help. If you can give a few hours once in a while or help with a few hours ongoing, we would appreciate your efforts. CSP and would love to hear from you.
    Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Join our Board – Board meets monthly, second Monday of the month.
  • Water quality monitoring (urgently needed) – Requires training in water monitoring and monthly commitment
  • Co-chair or join a committee
  • Public Relations
  • Special events – planning, organizing and staffing special events.
  • CSP representative – Attend local Town, County or other regional meetings.
  • Speaker’s Bureau – Speak in schools, public and community events.
  • Booth Staffing at local events
  • Write Letters to the Editor
  • Write articles for newsletter and website
  • CSP link to other groups – Attend meetings of other community groups
  • Take photos or video at events
  • Legal and Legislative
  • Legal research on CAFOs, sand mines
  • Legislative Action Leader on upcoming legislation
  • Finance and Administration
  • Grant researching and writing.
  • Writing fund raising letters.
  • Contacting large donors to request funding.
  • Doing mailings of fund raising letters and newsletters.
  • Local Government
  • Attend Township Board and County Land Use Committee meetings. Work with local governments to support ordinances and zoning to use resources wisely.
  • Research
  • Research to support CSP mission and goals.
  • Write researched articles for CSP website.
For more information contact Kathy Byrne at or 608-734-3143.