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Cory Ritterbusch
Works at Badger Hill Farms
Attended National Wildfire Coordination Group
Lives in Shullsburg, WI
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#Midwest   #OakSavanna  
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Faith in humanity restored:
While working at a nearby park. A miracle happened. 3 kids pulled up on bikes with baseball gloves and a baseball bat and proceeded to play baseball. 
Today is a good day for America.

#baseball   #throwback   
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Hope the grass was not laced with Roundup!
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Nice weekend at the county fair. Lafayette County Wisconsin, where I live, is supposedly the only county east of the Mississippi without a stoplight (please let me know if this is not the case). It shows here. A step back in time. almost...
  #countyfair   #LafayetteCounty  
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+Kenneth Baumann Yes, they have. A little farther west they start getting good again. My home county of McHenry is just a fraction of what it used to be. 
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Shullsburg Wisconsin becomes the center of the universe each 4th of July. This year we we're blessed with great weather, a new slip n' slide and americana artist Ernie Henderickson. 
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Same with Stockton--for better or for worse. The older I get, the less interested I am in seeing a bunch of bloated boviates waddle around the park. So I stayed home, trying to calm my birds down as fireworks exploded around us.
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The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal did  a story about my town's street names. I was interviewed and got in a picture. 
Good press for Shullsburg.
Whenever strangers pass through Shullsburg, they are taken by the names of the streets that form a grid in the northeast corner of town, from Truth and Judgement to Peace and Justice.
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Took my son along with an archaeologist yesterday. We looked at some Indian burial mounds I found. Plus, we found this ancient Indian rock shelter. Native American lived in here during the winter months for thousands of years.  
#GalenaIL   #Archaeology  
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+Sharon Holland These are on a combination of private and public land. Yes, our local archaeology is super interesting. 
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Nice weekend canoe trip down the Wisconsin River:
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An eerie haze over the landscape today. As smoke from Canadadian wildfires carries over the Midwest. A pungent smoke smell even permeates the air.

Photo taken at Wisconsin/Illinois border near Shullsburg, WIS.

#canadawildfires #midwest
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I could smell the smoke as soon as I stepped outside this morning.
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The Ernie Hendrickson Band rocked Shullsburg last night! #shullsburg 
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I'll have to check them out. Never quite got the two-drummers thing. Speaking as a former drummer myself, I've often wondered if one was too many!
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I recently had the honor of unveiling a new U.S. Postage Stamp. One of many events that I was a part of in April for the Sesquicentennial of the end of the Civil War. 
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Way cool!
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Here is the full interview I did with SCOUT Magazine: 
  #nativeplants   #ecologicalrestoration   #landscapedesign   #hermanpepoon   #galenaillinois   #shullsburg  
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Fantastic interview, Cory. Congrats. Terrifically explained so the gen. public will have a better understanding.  :  )
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Education
  • National Wildfire Coordination Group
    Prescription Fire, 1998 - 2015
  • Crystal Lake South High School
    1991 - 1994
  • Jo Daviess County Leadership Forum
    Leadership, 2010
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Birthday
October 31
Relationship
Married
Story
Tagline
Redefining the Rural Midwest
Introduction
After avoiding social medias for years, I joined forces with Google in 2011 when they launched Google Plus. I feel it is the superior platform for my needs.  

I am rooted in Quincy IL but grew up in Crystal Lake, IL. In 2002, I retreated to the rural Midwest. Today I split time between Galena, IL and Shullsburg, WI. Mostly, I am a restoration ecologist at my business Prairie Works, Inc., but also dabble into farming, writing and volunteerism. I am married and have two sons, Paul and Mark. 

Lucky to have passion careers, I have many interests and hobbies, which occasionally side track me. Including: Local History (Upper Midwest), canoeing, baseball history, antiques, meat smoking, Midwest travel, folk art, photography, genealogy, historic preservation, German-American culture, bibliophilia, Case/Ingersoll tractors, socializing and minimalism.  I am expert on the music and life of Bob Dylan. I also enjoy roots and pre-1980 music and a few current artists. I don’t support big box stores or chains, don’t watch TV, do some hunting and fishing, display random acts of kindness and I occasionally portray Civil War General John Corson Smith. 

Mainly this page will serve as a cloud based backup for my pictures, which I will keep organized here. My friends and family will be able to view and download as long as they have a gmail address. It will also double as a cyber diary to remind me of when things happened. 
Work
Occupation
Restoration Ecologist
Skills
Ecosytems Restoration (Midwest), Rx Fire, Plant Identification, Land Management, Planning, Land History, Historical Research, Etc.
Employment
  • Badger Hill Farms
    Organic Farmer, 2008 - present
    Custom grower
  • Prairie Works, Inc.
    Restoration Ecologist & Rx Fire Specialist, 2006 - present
    www.prairieworksinc.com
  • Pizzo & Associates
    Ecologist, 2001 - 2005
  • Club Colors, Inc.
    1994 - 2001
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Shullsburg, WI
Previously
Crystal Lake, IL - Galena, IL - Paw Paw, IL
Contact Information
Home
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Address
Shullsburg, Wisconsin
Work
Address
P.O. Box 6623 Galena, IL 61036