Borah Creek Prairie

In 2009 The Prairie Enthusiasts, Mississippi Valley Conservancy and Driftless Area Land Conservancy, with funding from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, procured this site near Fennimore. Designated a WI State Natural Area in 2009. 140 acres of dry prairie with WI's third largest population of Prairie Bush-Clover. Surveys of this property have recorded over 500 different plants including Woolly Milkweed, Prairie Indian-Plantain, Hill’s Thistle, Wild Quinine, and Prairie Turnip. Grassland birds using the area include upland sandpiper, eastern kingbird, brown thrasher, dickcissel, eastern meadowlark, grasshopper sparrow, and bell’s vireo. 

Site stewards
Southwest Chapter


Access & directions

From Fennimore head west on US Hwy 18. Turn left onto Cemetery Road and right onto Mount Ridge Road for about 3 miles. The access road into Borah Creek Prairie is on the right at 11949 Mount Ridge Road.


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