Holland Sand Prairie SNA
The Holland Sand Prairie is a 61 acre floodplain terrace sand prairire. There are large patches of Pasque flower and Prairie smoke in the spring, and Rough blazingstar and Showy goldenrod in the late summer. Along with these typical prairie plants, the site has a good population of Silky aster, and New Jersey tea is common. Several grassland species nest at the site, and badger frequently searching for pocket gophers.
The Coulee region partners with the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and the Friends of the Holland Sand Prairie at this site. TPE leads an effort to collect seed at the site to be interseeded into degraded areas on the property. We sponsor work parties to help with brush control. The chapter developed an informational display (see a pdf of display) for the site and provided a weather-resistant version attached to the site kiosk.
Link to DNR SNA page for the Holland Sand Prairie