Coulee Region

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! 

Learn more by visiting About our chapter and Sites and Projects web pages.

 

Chapter contact:  Jim Rogala, jrogala58@gmail.com, 608-799-6344

Facebook:  Chapter page


What's New

Coulee Summer Hikes

(These will be in the flier and more details will be on the TPE calendar soon)

August 10, 10:00 to noon
Rush Creek SNA Goat Prairies, Crawford County, Wis.
Come hike some of the largest hill prairies in Wisconsin! Characteristic hill prairie plants are found throughout a series of prairies on southwest facing slopes along the Mississippi River. Learn more about the site at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=170.
Trip leader: Jim Rogala, rogala58@gmail.com, 608-799-6344; call or text

September 2, 2:00 to 4:00 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.  Learn more at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=184
Trip leader: Jim Rogala

September 2, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Rogala Prairies, La Crosse County, Wis.
Come see the results of management efforts to enhance and enlarge these recently protected hill prairies near Rockland. There are also prairie plantings on the lower slopes to see.
Trip leader: Jim Rogala

September 7, 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Prairie Butterfly Identification –Moore Hill Road Prairie, Allamakee County, IA

This is a premier prairie invertebrate site and the focus of this hike will be on the last prairie skipper of the season-the Leonard’s skipper. Also see how the landowner “micro-manages” to maintain prairie invertebrates and reptiles.
Trip leader: Armund Bartz, 563-544-4331


Burn season is over  

Mixed success again this year with many planned burns canceled.

Maybe try a fall burn or two, otherwise they'll be on the schedule for next spring.

Thanks to all of you that helped fill out the crews!