The Empire-Sauk Chapter is active in a varied landscape with prairies and savannas in the Driftless area, and across the terminal moraine with prairies on glacial till and on drumlins. We are involved with many aspects of prairie conservation, protecting and restoring prairies and savannas, offering naturalist led field trips and supporting citizen science and research. We welcome volunteers in all aspects of our activities. Learn more by visiting the "About our chapter" and "Sites and projects" (this page includes a map of sites) webpages.
The Empire-Sauk chapter covers Columbia, Dane, Sauk, and eastern Iowa Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Chapter contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Field Trips! Empire Sauk Chapter late season field trips begin July 29 with a bike trip to explore the prairies and wetlands along the Sugar River. Be sure to see the liatris in their glory at Smith-Reiner Drumlins in the glaciated area. Walk along the former glaciers edge with geomorpholgist David Mickelson in Cross Plains State Park. And enjoy the unglaciated landscape on the many walks in driftless area. Want to learn more about prairie restoration? Join Rich Henderson for an all day walk through Mounds View Grassland, discussing restoration techniques applied, lessons learned, and view the results.
Bring a friend and get out to enjoy a prairie or savanna this summer! Click here to view details for trips prior to July 29, and click here to see those after July 28.
Empire Sauk Chapter has a Facebook Page! Check out and join the new Empire Sauk Facebook page! To navigate to the page use: https://www.facebook.com/TPE.EmpireSaukChapter or search for “The Prairie Enthusiasts-Empire Sauk Chapter” on the Facebook homepage. This page is a great way to keep in touch and learn about all the special events and great restoration work done by our volunteers. Feel free to message the administrators through Facebook if you have any questions or have suggestions for content.
A map of Empire Sauk Chapter managed sites is available Thanks to the work of Joshua Mayer and Scott Fulton, a pdf map of chapter managed sites is available. You can also use a Google Map to interactively view sites and get directions.