Coulee Region Chapter is within the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin. The area contains dry hill prairies, river terrace sand prairies, oak savanna, and oak barrens. Many members have small hill prairie remnants, and we work on those along with partnering on other lands. We share the vast knowledge within our membership amongst ourselves, and with others through outreach activities.The Coulee Region chapter covers Buffalo, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Chapter contact: Jim Rogala, email@example.com, 608-799-6344
Prescribed burn class in La Crosse on March 24The class will run from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm in Room 47 Cowley Hall, UW-La Crosee. See more details here. If interested in getting this formal training, let Jim Rogala know (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a limit on class size, so let me know soon.
Prescribed burn class in Baraboo
The Aldo Leopold Foundation is again offering their 2-day class on March 22-23 in Baraboo, with the option to get the NWCG certification (S130/S190). Details can be found here: https://www.aldoleopold.org/event/intro-prescribed-burning/
Chapter meeting on March 27
We will try a weeknight meeting on Tuesday March 27 at 6:00 in Room 47 Cowley Hall, UW-La Crosse. This meeting will include our annual burn refresher. The burn refresher is a quick review of all components of burning, and lessons learned from last year's burn season. We'll do the refresher right away, so people who want to leave early can.
Leopold Land Ethic Leaders Workshop
The Prairie Enthusiasts’ Coulee Region Chapter, Friends of Kickapoo Valley Reserve and the Valley Stewardship Network, in conjunction with the Aldo Leopold Center, will sponsor a Land Ethic Leaders workshop on June 1 and 2, 2018 at the Kickapoo Valley Reserve’s Visitor Center near La Farge, Wisconsin. See more about the class at http://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org/content.asp?contentid=287
Classes offered by the Friends of the Refuge
The Friends group is offering three opportunities this spring to learn more about birds, plants, and landscaping for birds and butterflies. All classes will be held at the Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge Visitor Center on Brice Prairie. Classes are free and open to the public. Registration is required. Details on the classes can be found at: http://www.for78.org/classes