"Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds
long to play with your hair." ~ Kahlil Gibran

NATURE CONSERVATION
Lavalley Sanctuary is home to some of earth's wisest, most sensible beings -
the wildlife!

Throughout the seasons  you'll find blue orchard mason bees, honey bees, monarch butterflies, muskrats, geese, sandhill cranes, blue heron, woodcock, whitetailed deer, cottontail rabbits, red squirrels, racoons, turkeys, panfish and plants such as bloodroot, trillium, autumn olive, wild ginger, wild raspberries and blackberries, milkweed, black eyed susans and so much more!
We work to preserve and enhance wildlife by maintaining meadows of native plants, fruit and nut trees, food plots and wild edibles. We are also conscientious about pasture rotation for the horses of LVS to ensure that our land remains fertile and nutrient rich.
 
LVS IS A CERTIFIED WILDLIFE HABITAT THROUGH THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE FEDERATION.
Open spaces, wild places and understanding eco-systems are important to LVS. We are dedicated to preserving as much land as possible for nature to thrive on. In the years to come we expect to offer classes, workshops, nature walks and other activites that will allow us to delve deeply into the wisdom of nature and what we can harvest from it.

Our current projects geared toward nature conservation include:
Farming through Permaculture
Paddock Paradise
Monarch Raising
Sugar Maple Forest
Restoration of Trees
Apiary

 

RESTORATION OF TREES

In April of 2016, LVS worked with volunteers and Sheboygan County Planning and Conservation to succussfully plant over 200 trees on the sanctuary.

The trees where planted using permaculture design intended to create wildlife habitat, windbreak and shade, erosion control and the diversity needed to both nourish a "food forest" environment and protect the trees and surrounding plants from pests and disease.

We recommend this podcast titled From Tree to Shining Tree - "A forest can feel like a place of great stillness and quiet. But if you dig a little deeper, there’s a hidden world beneath your feet."