By Erika Janik | July 15, 2011


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The Badger Army Ammunition Plant was the war machine at the heart of the Sauk Prairie near Baraboo that’s now being dismantled. Although built for war, the plant also sustained a thriving community and not all of it human.

DNR Ecologist Mike Mossman tells us about the rare species of neotenic salamanders who’ve come to call a water reservoir home.

Related Link: “The Salamanders that Refuse to Grow Up” – a story by Wisconsin Life assistant producer, Erika Janik, on

Erika Janik

Erika Janik

Erika Janik is the co-creator and former executive director of Wisconsin Life. She is the author of six books, including Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction, Apple: A Global History, and  Marketplace of the Marvelous: The Strange Origins of Modern Medicine. She’s currently the executive...
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