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
Facebook: Chapter page
The Holland Sand Prairie has some impressive patches of Pasque flower, Prairie smoke, and Bird’s-foot violet displaying in the spring. Hikers can expect to see at least one, if not all, of these species near peak bloom on this hike. This 61-acre Mississippi Valley Conservancy protected remnant prairie is one of the few remaining Mississippi River terrace prairies. Learn more about the site at https://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Lands/naturalareas/index.asp?SNA=553
May 17, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - La Crosse River State Trail’s Rockland Prairie, La Crosse County, Wis.
BRING YOUR BIKE for a leisurely ride on the bike trail to find remnants near Rockland. Downy phlox, Hoary puccoon, Columbine, Birds-foot violet, Lupine and other late spring blooms should be present 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
June 14, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. - Rogala Hill Prairies, La Crosse County, Wis.
After years of restoration work by the landowner and burns by the Coulee Region Chapter, TPE placed a conservation easement on this property in 2018. Come see the results of management efforts to enhance and enlarge these small hill prairies near Rockland. There are also prairie plantings on the lower slopes to see.