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:  Justin Nooker, [email protected]

Board Representative: Jon Rigden, [email protected] 

Facebook:  Chapter page

What's New


Rush Creek field trip

Explore Rush Creek State Natural Area with those who have helped manage it! This will be a guided hike through established oak woodlands, in progress restorations, and high-quality bluff prairie remnants. In total, the hike will be approximately 1.5-mile loop that traverses up and down the woodland and prairie. It will be fairly steep at times and chiggers may be present! Prepare for stunning views and an abundance of native fauna and flora. Come with questions as management of the SNA will be discussed! Link to Rush Creek webpage

Saturday - July 9, 2022

Time: 9:00 am to noon

Trip leaders: Jared Vander Loop ([email protected]; 920-213-5943) and Katie Hahn.

Directions: Take Hwy 35 to Rush Creek Road north of Ferryville (Note: Hwy 35 closure from La Crosse). Go east on Rush Creek Road for about a mile to a parking lot on the north side of the road. Google Maps. [43.3742022824, -91.1367588773] 

Details for all of these hikes are on the TPE calendar


Sumac cutting workdays

We have been using an herbicide-free method to control sumac at several sites. The method relies on cutting multiple times within the year to slowly starve sumac clones. Details on the method can be found in this blog post (link). The first cut usually occurs around July 1, and again around August 1. We currently plan to cut at 3 sites. These include 3 Hixon Forest remnants in La Crosse (all steep hillsides), Holland Sand Prairie near Holmen (flat!), and a site near Ferryville (steep hillside).

Contact Jim Rogala ([email protected]) to get on the notification list for the workdays.

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