Chippewa Savannas

70623111_10157416136024360_8499841287824867328_n.jpgThe Chippewa Savannas Chapter is partially within the Driftless Area of western Wisconsin. The area contains dry hill prairies commonly found in the Driftless Area, but we also have savannas through the chapter's area.  River terrace prairies and savannas are found along our large rivers. We share our knowledge within our membership, and with others through outreach activities. The chapter covers Pepin, Dunn and Eau Claire Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us! Learn more by visiting the About our chapter and Sites and Projects pages.

Work parties are a great way to get out in our local prairies, have fun and make new friends, not to mention do some actual work to protect and restore these special places. From time to time we also have events, classes, and educational activities that require volunteer help. To receive direct emails about upcoming work parties, send an email to theprairieenthusiasts.csc@gmail.com. We promise to only use this list for volunteer opportunities, and will never use it for spam, fundraising, political stuff and we certainly will not sell your email address.

Chapter contact:  Caroljean Coventree, theprairieenthusiasts.csc@gmail.com, 715-698-2609

Facebook:  Chapter page


What's New

 

Join the CSC Volunteer List

Email: theprairieenthusiasts.csc@gmail.com

Consider joining the CSC chapter volunteer list. We will have numerous opportunities over the next 6-12 months, including seed collection, invasives control, making burn breaks at Dobbs Landing, and prescribed burns in the spring. We only use it for notice of local volunteer activities - no spam, no fundraising!

To join, send an email to theprairieenthusiasts.csc@gmail.com.

 

Chapter Burn Crew Training

SPRING 2021

Unfortunately we had to reschedule our 2020 burn training for chapter crew members. But we will organize one in Spring 2021 - stay tuned for updates! The class is tailored to anyone who wants to volunteer as a crew member on our burns or who is just interested in learning more about prescribed burns through hands-on and classroom instruction. Our chapter experts will cover the basics of fire behavior, management, and safety. If the weather conditions are suitable, participants will have the opportunity to ignite and extinguish a grass fire using common tools such as a drip torch, backback sprayer, pulaski and others. 

For more information contact Kathy Ruggles at kathyaruggles@gmail.com or 715-664-8368.

 

Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area Train Ride  

CANCELLED FOR 2020

Due to the COVID pandemic we have to cancel this for 2020, but we hope to have it in Spring 2021 when you will have the chance to ride an open car train through the Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area with prairie, bird, and reptile experts. This is the largest river delta in the Midwest, with rare species and varied terrains. The train will make stops along the way for prairie explorations with our experts.

Prices: $25 for members. $35 for non-members. $5 for children 13-18. Children under 13 are free.

Parking: Google Maps

Link to informational sheet with all details.

For more information visit our Facebook page, contact us at theprairieenthusiasts.csc@gmail.com or call Caroljean at (715) 698-2609.


Having a good time is a fun collateral benefit to our protection of and education about area native prairies.

Join the discussion! Share your photos! Connect with other local Prairie Enthusiasts!

Link to our Facebook Group page.

Link to our Facebook Events page.