Standing Cedars Community Land Conservancy is a nonprofit organization led by diverse group of St. Croix Valley residents. We are rooted in the community, and committed to protecting land for the people, as well as the environment, of the Lower St. Croix River Valley.
The incredible quality of the Lower St. Croix uplands and the urgent need to protect the land before it is lost to development have generated strong support from government programs, private foundations and individual donors. But to be truly effective, we must do more.
This year we are raising money to buy prairie seeds and native plants, to use in restoring the prairies and oak savannas at Standing Cedars. These are very rare and special ecosystems that are becoming even rarer without management. According to the Wisconsin DNR, "Intact examples of oak savanna vegetation are now so rare that less than 500 acres are thought to exist in a state similar to Euro-American settlement. This is less than .01% of the estimated 5.5 million acres of savanna historically found in Wisconsin." Our restoration work also helps the Monarch Butterflies, and other animals that live there, or pass through.