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

NOVEMBER MEMBERSHIP MEETING

 

The DCCL November Membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 28, at the VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St., Madison beginning at 7p.m.  Christine  Anhalt-Depies, DNR Research Scientist and U.W. Phd. Candidate will discuss the DNR’s “Snapshot Wisconsin” project.   Snapshot Wisconsin is a partnership with the DNR and other scientific sponsors to monitor wildlife year-round using a statewide network of trail cameras.  The project provides data needed for making wildlife management decisions.  It is a unique opportunity for individuals, families and students to get involved in monitoring the state’s valuable natural resources.  

 

Currently this photography venture is open to science teachers statewide, tribal members on their lands and individuals in 18 counties including Dane.  There are 777 enrolled volunteers, 958 cameras in use with over 16,000,000 photos taken as of November 2017.  

 

There will be a PowerPoint presentation showing some of the best photos taken by this growing network of cameras.  You will also learn how to become involved if you desire.  This will be a great show for all members of the family.  We hope you will attend.  

 

There is no membership meeting in December.

 

 

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING  

 

The Dane County Conservation League’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at 7p.m. on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at the VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St., Madison, WI.  More details will be coming prior to the meeting.  

 

THE CHANGES JUST KEEP COMING

 

As of this writing, we no longer have to tag a deer; apparently a woodchuck season either has been or soon will be established, and you can buy your three-year old grandchild that Browning  Citori  for Christmas that he or she has always wanted now that the little tyke can carry a gun and accompany you on that next mentored hunting trip.  The best part is… maybe you can talk that kid into loaning you the Browning for the next 10 or 12 years until he or she is ready to use it.

 

 

DCCL Supports Portage High school Clay Busters Trap Team

 

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DCCL E-NEWSLETTER

 

The Farm is open every Saturday 8am til noon or until chores are completed.

We have lots to do before winter, and the fencing need fixing.

 

 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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