Tag Archives: Sauk Prairie Recreation Area

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CSWAB Newsletter Spring 2017

  New Fact Sheet on Federal Facilities with High Explosives Contamination As part of the Cease Fire Campaign, CSWAB has researched and published a new fact sheet on federal facilities with RDX contamination. RDX is a toxic and carcinogenic explosive … Continue reading

Ho-Chunk Nation Improves Bat Access at Badger

By Randy Poelma, Ho-Chunk Nation Division of Environmental Health & Jennifer Redell, Wisconsin Bat Program ~ Resource managers from the Ho-Chunk Nation (Nation) completed a bat hibernaculum improvement project this fall on tribal lands at the former Badger Army Ammunition … Continue reading

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WDNR Keeps Motorcycles/Rockets in Badger Plan

Despite our best efforts,  the WDNR draft Master Plan for the Sauk Prairie Recreation Area still proposes dual-sport motorcycles and sport rocketry on the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant lands. These loud disruptive uses contradict the conservation goals for the … Continue reading

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Is the U.S. Finally Ending the Toxic Practice of Burning Old Munitions in Open Pits?

By Daniel Ross /AlterNet By the year 2020, the U.S. is expected to have on its hands a growing stockpile of munitions nearing 1.1 million tons that are no longer considered useful to the military. As a means of disposal, these munitions, including … Continue reading

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Groups Want Conservation Prioritized at Badger

A broad coalition of 26 conservation, hunting, social justice and environmental organizations has issued a joint letter to the Wisconsin DNR urging the agency to prioritize conservation and nature-based recreation in its pending land use plan for the Sauk Prairie … Continue reading

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CSWAB Responds to New Groundwater Data

Recently-released test results reveal that old hazardous waste disposal sites inside Badger Army Ammunition Plant are continuing to impact groundwater, prompting area residents to ask for a more proactive approach to cleanup and improved public outreach. Citizens for Safe Water … Continue reading

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DNR Works with CSWAB to Improve Community Involvement in Cleanup

The Wisconsin DNR has provided a written response to a series of questions posed by CSWAB following a public meeting on groundwater conditions near the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant earlier this year. The questions covered a wide range of … Continue reading

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Madison Audubon Society Calls for Protection of Badger Grasslands

The Madison Audubon Society has written a letter urging the National Park Service to require the Wisconsin DNR to honor its agreement and conserve former Badger Army Ammunition Plan lands for grassland bird habitat and only low-impact recreation. The DNR … Continue reading

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DNR Should Keep Its Promise

Imagine a quiet landscape at the base of the Baraboo Hills where you can hear the rare song of the Henslow’s sparrow, view an eagle soaring overhead, and listen to the rustle of thousands of acres of prairie grasses. This … Continue reading