Other Resources and Organizations

Wisconsin
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Centerville Cares http://centervillecares.com/index.htm

Clean Wisconsin – Clean Wisconsin protects Wisconsin´s clean water and air and advocates for clean energy by being an effective voice in the state legislature and by holding elected officials and polluters accountable.

Crawford Stewardship Project – works to protect the environment of Crawford County from threats such as those posed by concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) and to promote sustainable land use, local control of natural resources, and environmental justice.

Fighting Bob – alternative news outlet featuring underrepresented viewpoints

KewauneeCares – Citizens advocating responsible environmental stewardship in Kewaunee County.

Midwest Environmental Advocates –  provides high quality legal services that support a multicultural, grassroots social movement; build local leadership; and implement innovative solutions to environmental problems.

Mississippi Valley Conservancy – a regional, non-profit land trust based in La Crosse, Wisconsin that has permanently conserved over 13,500 acres of blufflands, prairies, wetlands, and streams in the Mississippi River Valley since its founding in 1997. MVC works with private landowners and local communities on voluntary conservation projects in seven counties along the Mississippi River. The counties include Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Vernon, Crawford, Richland and Grant County.

REAP Food Group – non-profit organization dedicated to research, education, action and policy on food

River Alliance of Wisconsin – mission is to advocate for the protection, enhancement and restoration of Wisconsin’s rivers and watersheds.

Sierra Club WI –  Wisconsin’s voice for the nation’s oldest, largest and most influential grassroots environmental organization.

Socially Responsible Agriculture Project – educates the public about the problems caused by factory farms, works to help communities protect themselves from the devastating impacts of these facilities while, at the same time, providing help and guidance for those who are trying to reclaim agriculture by producing and marketing sustainable agricultural goods.

St. Croix Alliance for Environmental Sustainability  –  information concerning existing and planned confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) or factory farms in St. Croix County. Additionally, it includes a variety of news and information concerning CAFO operations across Wisconsin and the nation and the impacts on the environment, economy and quality of life.

Friends of the Central Sands – Friends of the Central Sands is a 501(c)(3) Wisconsin based organization working to promote a health Central Sands landscape through natural resource stewardship, community involvement, scientific knowledge and advocacy. FOCS has been instrumental in the legal fight against the Richfield CAFO and resulting ground water pumping across the state.

Valley Stewardship Network –  a locally based, funded, and managed non-profit organization comprising neighbors and friends of the Kickapoo Valley. VSN’s primary goal is to promote a balance between a healthy environment and strong communities. It works cooperatively with other area groups interested in water quality, sustainable forestry, support of family farming, resource conservation and economic development.

Vernon Alliance Concerned for Environmental Safety (ACES) – ensuring the environment, economy and health are preserved and protected in the design and location of business and industry in Vernon County.

Trout unlimited –  mission is to conserve, protect, and restore America’s coldwater fisheries and their watersheds. Wisconsin Trout Unlimited supports this mission at the local and state level with an extensive and dedicated volunteer network consisting of 21 chapters and more than 4,000 members.

Wisconsin CAFO Watch –  intended to be a resource for those concerned with the environmental and public health impacts of industrial livestock agriculture in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign –  a nonpartisan watchdog group working for clean, open and honest government and reforms that make people matter more than money in politics.

Wisconsin Farmer’s Union –  is at the forefront of promoting legislative concepts and ideas, educating youth, members and the general public and promoting the ideals of cooperative efforts to achieve its goals and positively affect the general welfare of family farms in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters – a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to electing conservation leaders, holding decision makers accountable and encouraging lawmakers to champion conservation policies that effectively protect Wisconsin’s public health and natural resources.

Illinois
HOMES – Organizing to stop a large CAFO and expansion in Jo Daviess County Illinois –
Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water

Iowa
Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement
Michigan
Sierra Club Michigan: Stopping CAFO Pollution

Minnesota
Land Stewardship Project-Minnesota

Nebraska
Nebraska Environmental Action Coalition

Other
APHA-American Public Health Association – www.apha.org

Environmental Integrity Project – http://www.environmentalintegrity.org

Farm Aid, http://www.farmaid.org/org

Family Farm Defenders – http://familyfarmers.org/

Local Harvest http://www.localharvest.org/

National Water Quality Monitoring Council –  http://acwi.gov/monitoring/

Occupational Safety & Health Administration, http://www.osha.gov

Union of Concerned Scientists http://www.ucsusa.org/