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Driftless Area Land Conservancy earns national recognition
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DODGEVILLE - The Driftless Area Land Conservancy, one of 1,363 land trusts in the United States, has achieved national recognition, joining a network of 372 accredited land trusts across the nation.

Driftless provided extensive documentation and underwent a comprehensive review as part of its accreditation application. The Land Trust Accreditation Commission awarded accreditation, signifying its confidence that Driftless Area Land Conservancy's lands will be protected forever.

Over the past 16 years, Driftless has conserved 42 different sites covering nearly 7,000 acres of farms, forests and natural areas, including the 220-acre Erickson Conservation Area in Argyle, open for public enjoyment.

Over the years Driftless has also conserved historic lands and resources including the Thomas Stone Barn outside of Barneveld, high quality trout streams, productive farmland, critical wildlife habitat for declining grassland birds and endangered species, old-growth woods and native remnant prairies, massive rock outcrops and geological features and lands that provide buffer unique Wisconsin River backwaters that support threatened and engaged fish.

A complete list of accredited land trusts and more information about the process and benefits are detailed at