The Empire-Sauk Chapter is active in a varied landscape with prairies and savannas in the Driftless area, and across the terminal moraine with prairies on glacial till and on drumlins. We are involved with many aspects of prairie conservation, protecting and restoring prairies and savannas, offering naturalist led field trips and supporting citizen science and research. We welcome volunteers in all aspects of our activities.
The Empire-Sauk chapter covers Columbia, Dane, Sauk, and eastern Iowa Counties in Wisconsin.
Chapter contact: [email protected]
Facebook: Chapter page
Field trips! We have field trips planned through July 9. Always a good way to learn about prairies and their management. See the flier and TPE events calendar for details (link to flyer).
Spring & Summer Workshop Program! The chapter is hosting a series of four educational workshops at our Mounds View Grassland Preserve. These field-based events feature expert instructors presenting on a wide range of topics of interest to prairie enthusiasts. Each workshop requires advance registration and has a small fee. A workshop flyer may be found here. See more details and sign up online at these links:
- Wisconsin Bats - Ecology and Monitoring (May 3, 2022)
- Grassland Birds Workshop (June 5, 2022)
- Nature Art - Field Sketching Prairie Plants (August 14, 2022)
- Night-Flying Prairie Insects - Blacklighting & Sugaring for Moths (August 30, 2022)
Jobs available at our chapter preserves! We are gearing up for a summer of restoration activities on lands we manage. Some positions have been filled, but the position of land manager assistant is still open. See the Job Postings webpage for details.