Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance
Non Profit Organizations
Since its inception in 1997, the Alliance has been deeply involved in advocating for a conservation future for the former Badger Army lands as the decommissioning process unfolded. For many years, the Alliance helped organize public forums and presentations, attended hundreds of planning meetings, and had continuous representation on the Badger Reuse Committee. The Committee eventually developed a formal guidance document, signed by all 21 representatives of agencies, organizations and government entities, for future uses of the Badger property. The Badger Reuse Committee Final Report (2001) is now called the Badger Reuse Plan.
Since its inception, the Alliance has been deeply involved in public education. In 1998, the Alliance (Coalition, at the time) organized a series of public forums to provide background and ideas for potential future uses of the soon-to-be decommissioned Badger Army Plant. Continuously since that time, the Alliance has strived to engage the public in events, programs, lecture series, field trips and volunteer work parties on the Badger lands.
For its entire 20-year history, the Alliance has undertaken and promoted ecological restoration of various sites at the Badger property under different property ownership scenarios, starting with the Army in 1997. Volunteer work parties have helped control invasive species, collect seeds, plant prairie and manage remnant prairie and savanna sites.