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
We had 3 field trips recently that seemed to be enjoyed by all attending (despite the challenging climbs and terrain on two of them!). They were:
September 12 Rockland Railroad Remnant Prairies
Saturday September 12 Rogala Remnant Prairies and Plantings
Sunday September 20 Restoring Eagle Rock Oak Savanna
Look for a summary of the trips in the next Promoter.
Our chapter will be collecting seed for on-site use, sharing with others, and even for use by the WI DNR. Several of us have been active in brush clearing and other work and will ramp-up as the temperatures cool. If you are interested in participating in these types of workdays, then contact Jim Rogala (email@example.com).
Workday at Hogback Prairie - Help DNR restoration efforts at the Hogback Prairies SNA. Fall is a great time to enjoy the many blooming gentians, goldenrods, prairie grasses at the Hogback. Seed collecting will start at 9:30a at the old homestead on Hughes Road (25581 Hughes Rd. Steuben, WI 54657; Coordinates: 43.206110, -90.866101). Volunteer Seed collecting signs will be posted. Bring a lunch, sturdy work boots, and dress for the weather. If you have a five gallon bucket you can bring, please do so. Come for a few hours or enjoy the whole day! Please RSVP to 920.639.3470 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the event page (https://www.theprairieenthusiasts.org/hogback).
Coulee Region Chapter meetings
We will not be having our usual September meeting. Take advantage of the hikes to hook-up with other prairie enthusiasts and talk prairie. We'll see where we are at for our November/December meeting.