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 [email protected] 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:  Kathy Stahl, [email protected]

Facebook:  Chapter page

Upcoming Events


CSC Chapter Annual Meeting

March 14 at 7:30PM (Zoom meeting)

Join the Chippewa Savannas Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts for our annual meeting at 7:30PM on March 14 via Zoom. The annual meeting electing officers and discussing 2022 activities will be held after the panel discussion of services available to those creating or enhancing native remnants. To receive the Zoom meeting info please email [email protected].

The meeting is immediately preceded by the Resource Panel for Prairie Owners starting at 6:30PM on March 14 (see next block for info).


Resource Panel for Prairie Owners 

March 14 from 6:30PM to 7:30PM 

Looking for help with your prairie or how to create one? Learn from a panel of experts what services and funds are available to you! The panel includes Prairie Moon Nursery, Quercus Land Stewardship Services, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Services and the Lower Chippewa Invasives Partnership who will describe their available services.

Hosted by Chippewa Savannas Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts. This panel discussion is free, although please register by March 11th by emailing to [email protected]
Zoom contact will be emailed to you after registration.


Dobbs Prairie Work Party

Feb 20 from 1PM to 4PM

Join us at Dobbs Landing west of the Village of Colfax for a workday on February 20 from 1PM to 4PM. We’ll be spreading some seeds and working on controlling buckthorn. Dress for the weather and for walking a distance in the snow to get to the work sites.

Please let us know you are joining so we can plan for project tools and let you know if we need to postpone the workday. Email [email protected]. That’s also the place to email if you have questions about the work day.


2022 Prescribed Burn Training

Coming up soon - Register Now!

The Prairie Enthusiasts Conference occurring February 16 through 19 is preceded on February 15 by a virtual Prescribed Burn School. This one-day online class is for people without previous burn experience or those who want a refresher.

The training follows the guidelines of the Wisconsin Prescribed Fire Council and is taught by TPE volunteers. Successful participation in this training, plus a half-day field practical course provided by our local chapter, and helping on two TPE burns as an apprentice, provides the qualifications to be a new crew member on TPE burns.

To register for the Burn School, go to the TPE Conference Registration Site. The Chippewa Savannas Chapter will schedule the field practice burns for those of you who want a refresher, the fun of being involved, or want to complete the crew member apprenticeship.

Email [email protected] to let us know you are interested in the local field burn experience.

Tiffany Bottoms Wildlife Area Train Ride

Join us on an open-air train ride and prairie into the Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area. There will be several stops for exploring prairie, river-bottom forest, and more. Your host will be ecologist Mark Leach, PhD, This is a fund-raiser for the TPE-CSC.  $25 for members, $35 for non-members. More information is on our Facebook page and in this flyer.


Saturday, May 21 from 12:45 to 5:00. 


Tiffany Bottoms State Natural Area
Durand, WI 54736
United States

Join the CSC Volunteer List

Email: [email protected]

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 [email protected]


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.