Established in 1993, our chapter was instrumental in starting the grassroots work that led to formation of The Prairie Enthusiasts. From the sand prairies along the Rock River to the rolling uplands of the driftless area, the Prairie Bluff Chapter encompasses diverse habitats and a diverse group of people who share a passion for prairies. Our activities are seasonal: tree and brush projects in the winter, prescribed fire in the spring and fall, weed management in spring and early summer, seed collecting in summer and fall.
The Prairie Bluff chapter covers Lafayette, Green and Rock Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Spring workday schedule released A workday schedule has been put together for the period prior to burn season, and includes the date for the burn refresher class. See this schedule (link to schedule) for more information. Hope you can join us!
Chapter Meetings We hold chapter meetings on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.at the Monroe Library. The meetings are listed on the workday schedule.
Muralt Bluff Reunion On July1, five prairie enthusiasts, from left John Ochsner, Dan Hazlett, Gary Eldred, Jonathan Wilde and Chuck Phillipson, returned to Muralt Bluff Prairie to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Green County's purchase of this 62-acre bluff prairie. These five, plus Reynold Zeller and Tim Hammerli (both now deceased) had burned the prairie in 1975. The resulting bloom of blazing stars and other flowers impressed the county board, and in 1976 they permanently protected the property.