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History of NRCS

History of NRCS and Conservation in Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a rich legacy of conservation. From the Coon Creek Watershed to Aldo Leopold and John Muir. Wisconsin has demonstrated its strong conservation ethic.

Wisconsin Conservation History (New 75th Anniversary Publication) (7MB pdf)

History of the Coon Creek Watershed (reprinted from the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences Arts and Letters) (pdf, 5.5MB)

Coon Creek Watershed Self-guided Driving Tour (pdf, 162 KB)

Conservation History - Coon Creek Watershed   (Right click to download and save ppt file - 4MB)

Aldo Leopold Foundation  From his Sauk County shack, Leopold wrote his famous Sand County Almanac, which served as the foundation of conservation policy and ethics.

John Muir - Muir spent his youth in Marquette County Wisconsin on the family farm before attending the University of Wisconsin.