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.

Learn more by visiting About our chapter and Sites and projects (this page includes a map of sites) web pages. 

The Empire-Sauk chapter covers Columbia, Dane, Sauk, and eastern Iowa Counties in Wisconsin.

Chapter contact:  [email protected]

Facebook:  Chapter page

What's New

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:


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.



To stay up to date on our chapter, sign up for our email list by contacting [email protected] or find us on Facebook.


A map of Empire Sauk Chapter managed sites is available. Thanks to the work of Joshua Mayer and Scott Fulton, a pdf map of chapter managed sites is available. You can also use a Google Map to interactively view sites and get directions.