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

That time of year again to  get your tickets for the 2018 DCCL Banquet Flyer.pdf  April 26th at Rex's in waunakee.

February Membership Meeting, Tuesday, February 27, 7pm, VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St., Madison.   The guest speaker will be Dr. Jon Bach, DVM, U W School of Veterinary Medicine.  He will discuss how to maintain a healthy hunting dog.  He will also be glad to take questions on hunting dogs or any small animal.  Open to the public.

March membership meeting:  Tues, March 27, 7pm, VFW Hall, 133 E. Lakeside St., Madison.   Mindy Habecker of the Dane County Ag Extension will discuss the challenges that bees and other pollinators are currently facing, and how to manage your property to assist them. '


DCCL Supports Portage High school Clay Busters Trap Team


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The Farm will open in april, then every Saturday 8am til noon or until chores are completed.  We have lots to do before Spring, 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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