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Protect Your Land from Development

A conservation easement is a legal agreement between a landowner and a land trust or government agency that permanently limits uses of the land in order to protect its conservation values, either natural or man-made.

The following organizations serve an important role in protecting land through easements or the purchase of property from volunteer landowners.

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Badgerland Bird Alliance

Formerly known as the Madison Audubon Society, the Badgerland Bird Alliance works to protect and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife through land acquisition and management, education, and advocacy.

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Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Driftless Area Land Conservancy protects the natural habitats and farmland in the Wisconsin counties of Iowa, Sauk, Richland, Dane, and Lafayette in the southern Driftless Area. 

Groundswell Conservancy

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Groundswell Conservancy protects special places forever in, and around Dane County, Wisconsin.

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Mississippi Valley Conservancy

Mississippi Valley Conservancy  protects native habitats and farmlands in the Wisconsin counties of Buffalo, Crawford, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Trempealeau, and Vernon.

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The Prairie Enthusiasts

The Prairie Enthusiasts protect sites with native prairie and savanna habitat throughout the Driftless Area. 

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Gathering Waters

Gathering Waters is Wisconsin’s complete source of information for landowners interested in protecting their land, and for land trusts across the state.

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