Dane County Conservation League (DCCL)

Did you know that DCCL is the SECOND-OLDEST conservation group in the State of Wisconsin?


DCCL's mission is the protection and propagation of fish and wildlife, both game and non-game species, and the promotion of public education and plans to restore and conserve Dane County's natural resources, and to increase opportunities for outdoor recreation.

Concerned about the future of Dane and surrounding counties' natural heritage

You will want to attend the Dane County Conservation League’s 21st annual fundraiser banquet. Proceeds from the event support educational scholarships, local DNR wildlife habitat projects, the purchase of trout stream bank easements, prairie chicken recovery efforts, the raising of pheasants, and the construction of Blue Bird, Wren, Wood Duck, and Bat Houses.

Need to renew your membership?

You have two choices, click on this link Print Membership online (dccl.org) or use our new membership form and send in your payment.

Upcoming events:

  ¤ WI Prairie Chicken Festival April 12th-14th Wisconsin Prairie Chicken Festival.  Contact Sharon Schwab at:  wisconsinprairiechickenfest@gmail.com to find out if observation spots are still available.  They are free to DCCL members!  You might ask, “What’s the connection between DCCL and Prairie Chickens?”  Answer - DCCL owns land critical to the Prairie Chicken around the Buena Vista Wildlife area in central Wisconsin.

¤ The Pheasant Farm opens up for work activities on April 22nd at 8:00 AM.  We will be preparing to receive 1000 pheasant chicks!  If you put in 12 volunteer work hours you are eligible to receive a certain number (determined later based on survival) of pheasants in the fall.  

1,000 pheasant chicks have been ordered and will be delivered on or about May 20, 2024.

Membership Meetings

 Membership meetings are on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 pm featuring guest speakers on farm issues and conservation efforts.  September - February 

Everyone is welcome!

Board Meetings**

Board meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.**

 Board of Directors meetings tend to have a virtual option. Please get in touch with one of the directors for more information. 

DCCL Calendar

Join us at our annual picnic in September.