Please note that other than the meeting minutes provide here, these are all living documents. Meeting minutes are not posted until after Board approval, which usually occurs during the subsequent meeting. Updated versions of other documents will be made available when changes are made and approved by the Board. 

TPE 2016-2018 Strategic Plan

(we have carried over this plan until a 2020 plan is developed)

Plan with action items

TPE Board of Directors Meeting Minutes


Future Board Meetings:

Board meetings are open to the public.  Contact the TPE Executive Director for dial-in instructions.
(all web conference calls are at 7:00 p.m.)

2019 meetings

Wednesday, December 18 via web conference call

2020 meetings

Wednesday, January 22 via web conferencing
Sunday, March 1 at the University of Wisconsin Platteville, 9:00 am
Wednesday, May 20 via web conferencing
Sunday, July 19 at summer picnic, chapter host to be determined
Saturday, September 19 at TPE’s office in Viroqua, 12:00 pm
Wednesday, November 18 via web conferencing
Wednesday, December 16 via web conferencing

Financial Forms

Advice Forms
Contractor Information Form
Equipment Inventory Form

Organization Documents

Mission Statement
TPE Articles of Incorporation (recorded)
TPE Bylaws



Conflict of Interest Policy
E-Mail Policy
Editorial Policy
Financial and Assets Management Policy
Fundraising Policy
Grant Administrative Costs Policy
Grant Policy and Procedures
Insurance Policy
Investment Policy
Membership Policies and Procedures
Policy on Private Land Sales
Records Retention and Destruction Policy
Sale of Assets Policy
Sharing of Mailing Lists Policy
Volunteer, Staff, & Consultants Policy
Whistleblower Policy


Accounting Manual
Board Accountability
Board Member Job Description
Governance Model from the ad-hoc committee
Member Communication Plan
Personnel Policies and Employee Handbook
TPE Logo Guidelines



Strategic Conservation Plan


Allocation of Stewardship Credits Policy
Conservation Easement Policy
Conservation Easement Amendment Policy
Conservation Easement Enforcement Policy
Hunting Policy
Land Protection Policy and Procedures
Land Valuation and Tax Benefit Policy
Property Naming Policy


Buffer Land Definition
Conservation easement monitoring and legal defense fund calculator
Conservation Easement Monitoring Procedures
Criteria Score Sheet
DNR Easement Template
Easement Acquisition Checklist
Easement Monitoring Report Form
Easement Template
Fee Title Acquisition Checklist
Project Proposal Form
Ranking Criteria
Fee Title Property Monitoring Form

Letter Templates

Bargain Sale Letter Template
Easement and Title Gift Letter
Easement Bargain Sale Letter Template
Easement Donation Letter Template
Easement Sale Letter Template
Real Estate Donation Letter Template
Sale of Property Letter Template



Burn Policy (including forms) - See Prescribed Burning webpage (link)
Management Agreement Template
Management Plan Template
Management Plans Policy
Procedure for Adoption of Management Plan
Procedure for Approving Management Agreements/Leases



Chapter Checking Accounts
Chapter Meeting Agenda template
Chapter Treasurer's Handbook
How to start a new chapter
Membership Dues Split Policy
NRCS and FSA Signing Authority
New Chapter Startup Funds
Paying Chapter Bills Policy

Chapter Guidelines/Rules

Chippewa Savannas
Coulee Region
Empire Sauk
Glacial Prairie
Many Rivers
Minnesota Driftless
Northwest Illinois
Prairie Bluff
Prairie Sands
St. Croix Valley