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Tending the Valley: A Prairie Restoration Odyssey


"On a gray and drizzly day in 1983, writer Alice D'Alessio and her math professor husband Laird made their way down a curving, rutted, tree-lined driveway on their way to a picnic. They were visiting land Laird had inherited from his parents, 115 acres in Wisconsin's unglaciated Driftless Area. Emerging from the trees, Alice had her first glimpse of a patch of land that would become a 25-year labor of love for the couple. In [this book], she chronicles their efforts to return the land to its prairie state and to manage ...

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Tending the Valley: A Prairie Restoration Odyssey
2020, Wisconsin Historical Society Press

ISBN-13: 9780870209505

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