Community Trail Farm

“We in the United States are leading such busy strenuous lives that recreation has become an absolute necessity.  We are in a hurry all the time.  There can be no doubt of it that the worry and bustle of our modern living leads to a great many premature deaths. Many useful lives are blotted out because they did not take time for recreation. If we are going to keep pace with our civilization, we must find the public an outlet in the great outdoors.”   -Louis H. Pammel, 1924 


Connecting and protecting our special places while building community in nature

  • Advance the goals of THE BLUFFLANDS – A Plan for Conservation and Recreation Throughout the La Crosse – La Crescent Region 
  • Preserve 250+ acres of forests, streams, prairies, and bluffs for public enjoyment
  • Use 10-15 miles of world class trails to connect our community to nature and to each other
  • Provide a platform to welcome users into nature and to provide education on cultural, historical, and ecological significance of the site and surrounding area

Learn more and get involved

Click any of the following links to learn more

ORA Mini Case Summary – Learn more about the project!

Gift Pyramid – See what it will take to raise the funds.

Campaign Volunteer Position Descriptions – Help us out as we bring this project to reality.

Campaign Readiness Study + Executive Summary – Key findings from 128 individuals shows the proposed campaign has merit, is justifiable, and has the leadership ability and financial capacity to fundraise $6M

See all the details!

Read our Mini Case Statement to get the full details on the project below!

Mini Case Executive Summary Draft

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