Citizens for A Wisconsin bird protected by Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger's workMore than 1,400 people signed member group Citizens for Safe Water Around Badger‘s online petition to the National Park Service supporting protection of our disappearing grassland birds.

The Badger property currently hosts some of the largest populations of grassland birds in southern Wisconsin – 103 bird species have been recorded here, of which 21 have critical status in our state. With the Baraboo Hills adjacent to the north, the Badger lands provide a rare continuum of grassland to oak forest. Badger is critically important in maintaining and recovering some of the biological richness of Sauk County’s native grasslands.