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The Prairie Bluff Chapter of the Prairie Enthusiasts encompasses three
counties in south central Wisconsin: Lafayette, Green and Rock. From the sand prairies along the Rock River to the rolling uplands of the
driftless area, the Prairie Bluff Chapter encompasses diverse habitat and a diverse group of people who share a passion for prairies.
Our work sites: Vale Prairie, Butenhoff Prairie, Iltis Savanna, Briggs Wetlands
Other sites we are involved with: Abraham Lincoln School Prairie, Abraham's Woods,
Airport Park Prairie, Barry Prairie/Honey Creek Park, Dower Prairie, Green's
Prairie Cemetery, Kessler Railroad Prairie, Lawrence Road Prairie, Magnolia Bluff
County Park, Martin Prairie, Meinert's Prairie, Muralt Prairie, Muralt South Prairie,
Oliver Prairie. Rock River Prairie, Scotch Hill Cemetery, Stauffacher Prairie,
|Fire-dependent communities get a friendly boost from the Prairie Bluff Chapter. -- In the April 2007 photo below, volunteers (“Bluffers”) live up to the chapter’s name by burning about four acres of dry oak savanna on a privately owned bluff in rural LaFayette County. The parcel is along Hwy 78. It is owned and maintained in its natural state with pride by the Ramsayers. Icicles drip from the road cut in late winter, while fire heats the landscape above into ash. Later in spring, dazzling native flora will show itself on the hillside.
Burns are never to be taken lightly. Educated ignition techniques, suppression equipment, and proper safety measures are always employed. We try our best to help conservation-minded landowners with our volunteer actions, but always the number of places wanting fire exceeds our time and numbers. We hope you will join us.
Below, Bluffers Chris Wellington and Fred Faessler greet each other while meeting at the corner of a controlled burn.
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