Welcome to DCCL!

Did you know that the League is the second oldest conservation group in the State of Wisconsin? If you are concerned about the future of Dane County’s natural heritage, you will want to attend the Dane County Conservation League’s 21st annual fundraiser banquet. Proceeds from the event support educational scholarships, local DNR wildlife habitat projects, purchase of trout stream bank easements, prairie chicken recovery efforts, the raising of pheasants, and the construction of Blue Bird, Wren, Wood Duck, and Bat Houses

 

The farm is open every Saturday morning from 8 until about 11am.  There is always work to do. The Birds are growing fast and the pens are not ready for them to adventure out yet and do to crazy weather this spring and winter storms the pens need lots of help. So if you have a few hours the next 2 Saturday, We can sure use a lot of help. And please don’t forget the kids and Grand kids.

 

The first membership meeting of the ’18-’19 year will be on Tuesday, September 25 at the VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St., Madison beginning at 7 pm.  CWD is dominating the outdoor news more than ever in Wisconsin and elsewhere.  Our featured guest speaker will be Bryan Richards, Emerging Disease Coordinator, with the U. S. Geological Survey National Wildlife Center here in Madison.  Bryan will bring us up to date on the latest information available on CWD.  He is one of the leading experts on the disease in the country.  

 Also, Ryan Caputo, DNR Warden, will summarize new hunting regulations for 2018-19.  Many of the new reg’s tie in with the CWD issue.  Please join us for this very informative evening.

 The Birds are big and ready for release. If you have your hours in come on out and get them on saturday mornings. Even if you are short a few hours, we have plenty to do.  10 hours gets you 10 birds and 15 hours gets you 15 bird,

See you at the farm.

DCCL Supports Portage High school Clay Busters Trap Team

 

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DCCL E-NEWSLETTER

 

 

 All Family members are welcome to join in on the fun!!

Pheasants have been all given out till next year.  But Remember if;

Check out our Summer Newsletter

Batb House Project.

In April we initiated our first bat house project successfully with the help of many members at the farm cutting the pieces, staining, and painting them .  We built 20 nursery bat houses and 10 single bat houses.  Collaborating with the DNR Heather Kaarakka, a bat biologist, and Darren Marsh, director of the Dane County Parks who picked specific sites; we installed four bat stations at four county parks.  Installation took about 6 hours, and those sites are:  Yahara Heights, Token Creek Park, Babcock Park, and the Lower Mud Lake Natural Area.  Two bat houses are also installed at the farm. We still have some nursery and single houses for sale for anyone interested.  Nursery houses are $20 and single houses are $10.

As a conservation league our highest priority is to help preserve threatened or endangered species. Bats in Wisconsin have seen a huge reduction in population due to White Nose Syndrome (WNS).  Our recourse is to help supply summer habitat for bats on city, county, and private land to help them recover.   With growing interest, continuation for bat houses next year requests should be done in March with site selection by April whether citizen, private club(s),  city, county, or state.   

New Go wild DNR Website To Purchase a license, permit or register you kill.

Need a place to hunt this fall? Want to know where the pheasants are stocked each week? or even find a parking lot. check out this great hunting tool.  http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/lands/fflight.html

 

Membership meeting are starting in September

Board meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.

Membership meetings are the fourth Tuesday at 7:00pm. With Guest Speaker To discuss farm issues and conservation efforts. Everyone is Welcome to join us.

All Meetings are held at the VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St.(off John Nolen drive). in Madison.

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