Dunn County and west-central Wisconsin  are home to some of the most valuable sand in the world, especially if you want to drill for hard-to-reach natural gas and oil buried deep in the earth.  It is called “frac” sand and has the special qualities of being round, hard and plentiful.   Many sand companies are interested in setting up mining and processing operations in the area which will have an impact on both the economy and the environment.  This website will provide information on the issues and an opportunity below for you to comment and share with others your views.

Frac Sand Sentinel / Frac Sand Times (newsletter)
Contested Landscapes  (Blog by Thomas W. Pearson)