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.
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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.

New Photos of Mines in Chippewa County

April 2, 2012
Chippewa Co. Wisconsin-Silica Mines

There are many more mines and processing plants in Chippewa Co. and nearby counties in the Region not depicted in the photos.

If anyone ever thought that these gigantic mines would be like sand and gravel pits (and like the many we have in Chippewa Co. already) they must stand as corrected!!!


Each photo has the appropriate credit, copyright, & longitude/latitude superimposed. If anyone is in any doubt as to which photo is which mine, just plug the coordinates into Google Maps and find the location.

1. Chippewa Sands mine-Town of Cooks Valley-Chippewa County

2. EOG Processing Plant-Chippewa Falls, Chippewa Co.

3. Fairmount Mine-Town of Red Cedar-Dunn Co. (combined mine and processing plant)

4. LaGesse Expansion-Preferred Sands-Town of Cooks Valley-Chippewa Co.

5. Superior Silica Sands Mine-Town of Auburn-Chippewa Co.