Monitoring Frac Sand Mining in Western Wisconsin

Frac sand mining, or hydraulic fracturing, is a type of mining that extracts oil and gas trapped within sheets of rock. Frac sand itself is a key component in the process of frac sand mining, and Wisconsin sits on more high-quality frac sand deposits than any other state.

As the number of frac sand mines goes up, we continue to advocate for responsible mining practices to keep our land, air, and water clean. Our work for responsible frac sand mining also protects natural wetland habitats and native wildlife populations like the Karner Blue Butterfly.