The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance promotes conservation of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant lands and the greater Sauk Prairie landscape through ecological restoration, education, research and recreation. We provide opportunities for individuals and partner organizations to pursue these activities guided by the values and goals of the Badger Reuse Plan.
On December 16, 1997 some fifty representatives of a variety of local conservation and environmental organizations met for an open-ended discussion of the future of Badger at the Ronald T. Sauey Memorial Library at the International Crane Foundation, north of Baraboo in Sauk County, Wisconsin.
At this first meeting of what became the Community Conservation Coalition for the Sauk Prairie, the main topic was interest in coordinating our efforts to promote a community-based and conservation-oriented vision for Badger's future. This implied the need not only for involvement in the political arena, but for improved scientific information, useful educational materials, community outreach activities, and partnerships with other community organizations. What ultimately resulted from these lengthy discussions was the Badger Reuse Plan.
Those who have worked together under the auspices of the Coalition, and now the Alliance, come from different backgrounds, and have different areas of interest and expertise related to the Badger lands. What they share is a commitment to open discussion, informed community participation, and responsible decision-making.
This commitment has helped make The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance an effective advocate for a positive future at Badger.
|·||Ensure implementation of the Badger Reuse Plan;|
|·||Advocate for and participate in implementation of all major provisions of the Badger Reuse Plan through active collaboration with all parties to the Memorandum of Understanding;|
|·||Catalyze broad community involvement in Badger’s future;|
|·||Develop and share a coordinated set of outreach and education programs that inform, inspire, and draw in a wide diversity of organizations and individuals;|
|·||Facilitate conservation of the broader Sauk Prairie landscape;|
|·||Collaborate with other organizations, government agencies, and the private sector to promote and support protection of Sauk Prairie’s rural character, landscapes and livelihoods;|
|·||Create a stable, viable, financially sound organization;|
|·||Generate the resources, build the support, and develop the skills necessary to ensure the Alliance’s long-term success.|
Our mission statement and goals were developed as part of our strategic planning process in the spring of 2002, after incorporating as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Work parties are a great way to meet others who are interested in conservation, the Sauk Prairie, or the Badger Army Ammunition Plant. It also presents a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Wisconsin's native prairie and savanna communities!
|History of the Badger Lands
The history of the Badger Plant and the greater Sauk Prairie is an amalgam of many histories, beginning billions of years ago with the formation of some of the oldest and most durable rocks on earth...
|Badger Reuse Plan
The Sauk Prairie on the Badger lands presents the opportunity to provide endless opportunities for education, restoration, research, and low impact recreation.
|Become a Member
We need your support to continue to work toward a community-based conservation future for Badger.