Powell Prairie 2022

This 10-acre prairie remnant is owned by Kent Powell, protected by a conservation easement held by Driftless Area Land Conservancy, and managed by TPE Empire-Sauk Chapter.  It is a diverse example of original prairie on a small bluff system which has a layer of dolomite bedrock atop St. Peters sandstone. Thus, it has acid dry rocky sand prairie on the slopes and dry-mesic, high-pH prairie on top. Over 100 prairie species have been found on the site, including many now rare and uncommon species such as valerian, prairie bushclover, Hill’s thistle, prairie turnip, fame flower, and Seneca snakeroot.

Directions:  From the intersection of US Hwy 18-151 and County K (east of Barneveld), take K 3 miles south to Prairie Grove Road.  Turn left (east) onto to Prairie Grove Road, and proceed 0.2 mi.  Pull into parking area on right, or park along road right-of-way at least 3 ft off pavement.

May 15, 2022 at 1:00pm - 3pm
Powell Prairie
Prairie Grove Road
Brigham, WI 53507
United States
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Rich Henderson · · 608-845-7065

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  • Jim Rogala
    published this page in Calendar 2022-05-08 13:41:28 -0500