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Two New Conservation Easements

JDCF recently received two new conservation easements. The first, a 28-acre easement located along U.S. Highway 20, protects the northern half of Horseshoe Mound. The second, a 145-acre easement along the Mississippi River, protects forested bluffs and rare wildlife habitat.  

Species Counts Signify Mature Prairie at Wapello

In June 2013 eight scientists from the Field Museum gathered at Wapello Land & Water Reserve to conduct a bio-blitz — a two-day survey of the insect, spider, reptile and amphibian populations at the site. This followed the Field Museum’s species counts a year earlier at this site.  

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Upcoming Events

Eagle Tours

February 7 @ 9:00 am - March 14 @ 9:00 am
Savanna Depot Park

One of the most spectacular things in nature is seeing an eagle soar over your head or come down to pick a fish out of the water.  You have the opportunity to see just that and more during the Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation’s annual Eagle Tours held every Saturday from February 7th to March 14th […] Read More

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Mysteries of the Driftless

February 21 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
GTA Owners Club

Make plans to join us on Saturday, February 21st at the Galena Territory Owners Club for the viewing of Emmy Award winning Mysteries of the Driftless, a short documentary about the treasured landscape we call home.  Co-producer Tim Jacobson,  University of Dubuque Geologist Dale Easley, and JDCF Director of Land Stewardship Jim Johannsen,  will speak and […] Read More

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JDCF Annual Meeting

March 28 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Chestnut Mountain Resort

JDCF will hold its annual meeting on Saturday, March 28th, 2015 at Chestnut Mountain Resort.  The event will kick off our 2015 theme of Geology of the Driftless Area with our keynote speaker, Ray Wiggers, author and expert on the subject.

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Historian Daryl Watson

May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Galena Cellars Vineyard

With vintage photos and engaging anecdotes, award-winning historian Daryl Watson tells the fascinating and unique story of the settlement and evolving economy of our region, bound from their beginnings to our driftless geology.  From mines, steamboats, and mercantile houses, to factories, farms and tourism, in Watson’s words, the driftless area of Jo Daviess County is […] Read More

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