About Us

Gathering Waters Conservancy and American Farmland Trust use this web site to keep farmland preservation supporters informed about opportunities to conserve our agricultural lands in Wisconsin.  

In June, 2009, The Working Lands Initiative was adopted by the State Legislature to preserve Wisconsin farmland for future generations. (A summary the law can be found here.)

This site is full of information about our state's working lands protection programs and the people making lasting land conservation a reality for Wisconsin agriculture.

It houses a library of information for communities interested in pursuing farmland preservation. It also provides information for landowners interested in premanent protection of their farms.

Thanks to everyone who helped fight for the passage of the Working Lands Initiative and those who continue to support the cause.  Gathering Waters and the American Farmland Trust ran the Campaign to see the Working Lands Initiative become law. We would not have succeeded without your efforts on behalf of Wisconsin’s farm and forest lands.