Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin Towns – Conference

Frac Sand Mining in Wisconsin Towns –
A One Day Conference

Thursday, December 1st

29 Pines Sleep Inn & Suites Conference Center
5872 33rd Ave. * Eau Claire (near HWY 29 and Co Rd T)


  • Wisconsin Town officials, county and state elected officials
  • Farmers, townspeople, representatives of local organizations


  • Provide an overview of the industry and how it is developing in Wisconsin
  • Provide training on practical tools that can be successfully used to address local needs
  • Encourage networking and connections among local officials and citizens who are addressing similar issues


  • Overview of the Frac Sand Industry
  • How Frac Sand Mining Development is unfolding in Wisconsin
  • What the Industry is Looking For
  • Implications and Issues for Towns
  • Regulatory Structure in Wisconsin and Legal Strategies for Towns
  • Practical Tools for Towns


  • Roads, property values and taxes
  • Regulatory and non regulatory tools for Towns, including
    • Zoning and Non-Metallic Mining Ordinances
    • Moratoriums
    • Developers Agreements


  • Get answers to your questions, issues and concerns
  • Hear from leading experts, including experienced attorneys, geologists, road specialists, town leaders, and others
  • Hear and share stories about Towns’ direct experience with frac sand mining and processing plants
  • Explore which tools are right for your Town
  • Take home a “Toolbox” of concrete tools, models, examples and resources
Conference Registration
is $25 and includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials. Please visit the WFU website to download a registration form. This event is co-sponsored by Wisconsin Farmers Union and WI Towns Association. Call the WFU office if you have questions – 715-723-5561.
Perhaps some of insectamonarca’s friends ┬áreading this Blog will have ┬átransportation access to attend the conference. I want to go but there is no public transportation on that day. I live 2 hours north of Eau Claire.
On Dec. 6 we are showing GASLAND at Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Community College in Hayward, WI. Speakers Patricia Popple and Frank Koehn will educate the audience about this mining procedure which may have environmental risks associated with the mining.