Chippewa Savannas

The 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 Chippewa Savannas 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.

Chapter contact:  Caroljean Coventree,, 715-698-2609

Facebook:  Chapter page

What's New


Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area Train Ride  

Saturday, May 16, 6:45 to noon

Come 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 or call Caroljean at (715) 698-2609.


Chapter Burn Crew Training

Saturday, April 18, 8:30 to 5:30

For folks who want to volunteer as crew members on our burns or who are 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.


• Natural fiber clothing (cotton, or wool, not polyester or other synthetic)

• Leather Boots

• Leather or cotton gloves, a cap and bandana.

Saturday, April 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Dunn Town Hall, N2713 State Road 25, Downsville, WI 54751.

$25 for TPE members, $35 for non-members, $10 for students.

For more information contact Kathy Ruggles at or 715-664-8368.

NWCG Prescribed Burn Classes & Scholarships

This spring, CSC chapter members have a great opportunity to obtain NWCG certification for conducting prescribed burns. Many members may be interested in S-190 Basic Wildfire Firefighter & Prescribed Fire, which involves a 24-hour online component at your own pace capped by a one-day field experience with a live burn (weather permitting) at the Madison Arboretum. More advanced classes including S-219 and S-290 are coming up as well. All classes are offered by Incident Management Specialist LLC.

Classes are offered throughout April. Visit this link for a complete schedule and course info.

The cost for each class is $270, but the first five CSC members who ask will receive 50% reimbursement if they A) complete the course and B) commit to helping on the burn crew for at least two upcoming chapter-sponsored burns.

If you're interested in the scholarship, email with the subject 'Burn Class Scholarship'. Reimbursement will be made after successful course completion. The registration deadline is March 30.


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

Our Facebook events page is here.