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

Successful prairie hikes in the Coulee Region

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.


Seed collecting and other workdays

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 (

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, or visit the event page (

Focus will be collecting indian grass, little blue stem, and big bluestem.


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.

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