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If you haven’t done so already, please view the Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance’s two new videos. The 26-minute “Restoring the Sauk Prairie, A Story of Hope and Healing” shares diverse perspectives on the amazing transformation of the 7,400-acre Badger Army Ammunition Plant (Baraboo) into a green space, now open (in part) to public access for various recreational activities, including hiking, biking, horse riding and hunting. Drop Frame Productions of Prairie du Sac produced this amazing documentary.
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Our short but poignant video, “Of Connection and Renewal: The Historic Apple Trees of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant” offers the story of the “apple trees that survived World War II.” Whereas the farm houses, barns, schools and churches found on the Sauk Prairie were all taken down when the Army took over 80 farmsteads in 1942, the apple trees were spared. The Alliance has mapped and is preserving approximately 150 of these apple trees. An apple nursery has been created with stock trees grafted with cuttings from the old trees, and the young trees will ultimately comprise a memorial orchard in remembrance of those individuals who lost their farms in 1942. The Alliance contracted videographer Anders Gurda to complete this video for us.
Click here to watch the apple video.
If you would like to host a presentation featuring one or both of our videos, please contact Charlie Luthin, Alliance director, for details.