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, 608-799-6344
June 21 Trempealeau County Bluff Prairie meeting/hike - This well-attended event is hopefully the start of some additional hill prairie restoration in this area. Jon Schultz and Marcie O'Connor presented the work on their properties, resource specialist were available for questions, and the weather was great for the hike. Thanks to Ecker's Apple Farm for hosting (and having the beer garden open!).
July 9 hikes - (NOTE TIME CHANGES FROM EARLIER ANNOUNCEMENT) Jim Rogala will be leading two hikes on Sunday July 9. First, at 3:00, a hike on the bike trail from Rockland. Meet by the RR tracks in town. This is a hike to scout out the prairies for a TPE Picnic hike the following Sunday. Because this is so close to Jim's property, he will be heading there after (5:30?) for a hike through plantings and remnants. Come for one or both. Contact Jim (see contact info above) for details.
July 16 TPE Picnic and Membership meetings - Our chapter is hosting this organization-wide event that brings folks in from all chapters. The event will happen at Fort McCoy, along with a field trip by bike or hike on the La Crosse River State Trail. More details to come. Several members have volunteered to help plan for the TPE 2017 picnic. If others are interested in joining the committee, let Jim know.