The next program of the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance’s monthly “We Are Sauk Prairie” lecture series will feature the Kickapoo Valley Reserve. Here are the details:
What: “How the Kickapoo Valley Reserve Came to Be”
Who: Marcy West, Executive Director, Kickapoo Valley Reserve
When: Thursday, December 12, 6:30pm
Where: Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac. The program, as always, is free and open to the public. Snacks will be provided. Come early for conversation!
Summary: The Kickapoo Valley Reserve in southwest Wisconsin is an 8,600-acre ecological gem. It’s story of how it came to be and how it is currently managed by a citizen’s-board on behalf of the State and Ho-Chunk Nation is as unique as the property itself. What can we learn from the experience of a federal project gone wrong and an important property protected? Turns out, quite a bit. There are some similarities between the Badger project and Kickapoo Reserve.
The “We Are Sauk Prairie” series is generously supported through a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.