Field Station 2 | Restoring the Land

August 9th, 2019

The first full day of the seminar takes place at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve in La Farge, WI. This unique conservation and recreation area, jointly managed by the State of Wisconsin and the Ho-Chunk Nation, was created on land cleared of settler farms in preparation for a US Army Corps of Engineers flood control dam that was abandoned following environmental review triggered by the National Environmental Policy Act and the Endangered Species Act. It is therefore a site where diverse attachments to the landscape are palpable, where differences between Native and non-Native practices of conservation are worked through, and where the term “restoration” takes on multivalent meanings.