The Driftless Region is an enchanted land that a mysterious force shielded for more than a million years from powerful, massive continental glaciers of the last Ice Age. The landscape is filled with rugged, stunning scenery, bizarre microclimates, and deep caves. The world’s oldest river meanders its way through the center, having carved beautiful cliffs lush with rare wildflowers. Native American effigy mounds and petroglyphs remain from a thousand years ago. The region also is known for eclectic and fun river communities, the birthplace of soil conservation and leadership in organic agriculture, world-class rugged terrain for silent sports, and appreciation for the arts. It is where waterskiing was invented, and where Aldo Leopold conceived his idea for a land ethic.

Sustainable Driftless, Inc. is dedicated to inspiring resource conservation, vibrant communities, and sustainable growth in the Driftless Region.

Whether you have a story to share, want to help further our mission in some way, or have a question, we look forward to hearing from you.

Support Sustainable Driftless today, and you’ll help us help thousands more people experience and cherish the most precious, mysterious and beautiful places on the Driftless landscape!

We hope you like our documentary film, Decoding the Driftless, which won a regional Emmy Award from the Upper Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2021, and has been broadcast on PBS stations across much of the United States. Check out our Facebook page for the latest information on screenings and events.

Sustainable Driftless, Inc.  |  P.O. Box 1231  |  La Crosse, WI 54602

608.397.7423  |  howe93 -at- acegroup -dot- cc (George Howe, VP)

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