Wisconsin landscapeNearly 1,600 acres that was once part of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo is being returned to the Ho-Chunk Nation for prairie restoration and a bison project, thanks in part to the efforts of Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger (CSWAB). For more than 15 years, members of the Ho-Chunk Nation have served side-by-side with community members on CSWAB’s board of directors, leading the efforts to protect the environmental and ecological resources at Badger.

“The successful land transfer to the tribe is the first step in the restoration of these lands,” said Laura Olah, Executive Director of CSWAB. “Together, we built a community when others tried to push us apart.”