Blue Mounds Area Project: Promoting Restoration and Stewardship of Native Habitats

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Our Mission

The Blue Mounds Area Project is a community-based organization that seeks to inspire, inform and empower private landowners in the Southwestern Wisconsin region to enjoy, protect and restore native biodiversity and ecosystem health.

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Conservation Conversations 2015

Free and open to the public. All talks (except for February 5th) will be held at the Mount Horeb branch of the State Bank of Cross Plains , 1740 Business Hwy 18-151 E. (Main Street) in Mount Horeb (next to Culvers Restaurant). Refreshments will be served.

In the event of cancellation due to adverse weather or other unavoidable circumstances, a notice will be posted here and an email will be sent to the BMAP email list. To sign up for the email list click the "Mailing List" tab above.

BMAP's new publication "Reading the Driftless Landscape" is here!

Written by former BMAP ecologist Cindy Ramseyer and president Carroll Schaal, this 60 page book gives landowners an overview of the natural and human history of the region. It then helps readers make the connection between that history and their own property by including materials and resources for recording observations about their property. The book explains how to use those observations along with the landowner's personal goals to create a simple management plan of next steps. The book has been "field tested" in several landowner workshops and has been enthusiastically received by participants.

Get your copy! New and paid-up members from 2012 and after are entitled to a free copy as long as supplies last. To save shipping costs, we are asking members to pick up their copies at any upcoming BMAP event or at the following locations (please phone ahead to make sure a copy will be waiting for you):

Non-members and members wanting additional copies can purchase the book at the Prairie Bookshop, 117 E Main St. in downtown Mt Horeb.

You can view the table of contents and a short excerpt here.

This project has been supported in part by:
The Alliant Energy Foundation
The American Forest Foundation
The J.C. Bock Foundation
The Madison Whole Foods Market
The Malcolm Stack Foundation and Drifless Studio
The Natural Resource Foundation of Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

We thank these businesses and organizations for their generous support of this project.

Contact Us

Blue Mounds Area Project
PO Box 332
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572

Email: info@bluemounds.org

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