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,, 608-799-6344

Facebook:  Chapter page

What's New

Chapter Meetings

Saturday October 19, 10:00 a.m - noon
Location: TPE office in Viroqua
Agenda: Open discussion on several topics from Chapter Support and our chapter. Please feel free to send me items to include on the agenda.
Saturday December 7, 10:00 a.m - noon (note that we may postpone this meeting until January depending on the availability of a speaker)
Location: UW-La Crosse.
Agenda: A presentation on a prairie-related topic, followed by updates from Chapter Support, our chapter, and attendees.

Fall burns

There may be a couple prescribed burns this fall. If interested in being on the notification list to help, or are considering a burn on your land this fall and want it advertised, then contact Jim Rogala (

Seed collecting

We'll be collecting seed at Holland Sand Prairie (for inter-seeding there) and other sites this fall. Let Jim Rogala ( know if you have an interest.


Field Trip Season over for the Coulee Region 

Thanks to Armund Bartz for hosting the last hike of the year. We ended up seeing both our targets: Northern Flower Moth and Leonard's Skipper. A lot of botanizing and invert talk along with discussion on management techniques. Look for the 2020 hikes starting next spring.