Coulee Region Chapter is within the Driftless Region of western Wisconsin. The area contains dry hill prairies, river terrace sand prairies, oak savanna, and oak barrens. Many members have small hill prairie remnants, and we work on those along with partnering on other lands. We share the vast knowledge within our membership among ourselves, and with others through outreach activities.The Coulee Region chapter covers Buffalo, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Vernon Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Chapter contact: Jim Rogala, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-799-6344
Next Chapter Meeting
September 8 at 4:30 p.m.
Jim Rogala will host a chapter meeting at his place near Rockland. The meeting will be sandwiched between two hikes (see below), and include a potluck (details to come).
Directions: From Rockland, take Hwy J south 3.2 miles from the I-90 overpass to Kirkeng Road (on the right). Meet at W603 Kirkeng Road (Google maps).
For more details on hikes, see the field trip flier (will be posted to the website soon). For additional info on all hikes, contact Jim Rogala (email@example.com; call or text 608-799-6344)
August 11, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Johnstown Road Hill Prairies, Crawford County, Wis.
Several landowners along Johnstown Road have been managing their hill prairies. We’ll hike these remnants looking for late-summer blooming species, and perhaps come across a lizard, as we did on our last hike.
September 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Holland Sand Prairie, La Crosse County, Wis.
This 61-acre Mississippi River terrace prairie has many sand-loving plant species. With any luck, we’ll see a massive display of Rough blazing-star, along with other late summer bloomers.
September 8, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m. La Crosse River State Trail’s Rockland Prairie, La Crosse County, Wis.
Warm season grasses and late summer blooming species such as asters, blazingstars, gentians, and sunflowers will be on display along the old railroad right-of-way at this time of year.
September 8, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Scattered, actively-managed hill prairies, La Crosse County, Wis.
Come see the results of management efforts to enhance and enlarge these privately-owned hill prairies near Rockland. There are also prairie plantings on the lower slopes to see.