Prairie Sands

Prairie Sands Chapter is located in the geological center of Wisconsin in the sandy soils of ancient glacial lakes.

This region features some of the state’s premier examples of remnant dry prairies, pine barrens and oak savannas.  Research and protection for the endangered Karner blue butterfly and the greater prairie chicken is centered in this region.

The Prairie Sands chapter covers Adams, Marquette, Juneau, Portage, Waushara, Waupaca, and Green Lake Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us! 

Learn more by visiting About our chapter and Sites and projects web pages. For past news, visit our Past News webpage.

Chapter contact:  Mary "Ray" Goehring, raygoe@yahoo.com

Board representative:  David Hamel, sdhamel@gmail.com, 608-296-2866

Facebook:  Chapter page


What's New

 

Prescription Burn Training 2020   

Click here for a flier with details. We already have the list started for 2020's Prescription Burn Training Class so if you are interested and wish to be on this list please let Ray Goehring know at any time before next October.  Email her at prairiesands@theprairieenthusiasts.org.

For additional burn training classes click here.


PRAIRIE SANDS CHAPTER 2020 FIELD TRIPS AND WORK DAYS

Some events may be cancelled due to COVID-19

 

MECAN PRAIRIE WORKDAY -- LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

DATE:  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7

TIME:  9:30 - NOON

WHERE:  John Shillinglaw's Mecan Prairie and Savanna

I will also have a work day on at Mecan Prairie on Saturday, November 7 from 9:30 until noon.  We will be treating oak sprouts with triclopyr.  Weather permitting we will picnic after or go eat in Wautoma.

(more details about the November Workday closer to the date.)

 

 


Chris Schaefer has volunteered to be our chapter Membership Coordinator.  She will be reminding you of when your TPE membership dues need to be renewed. Thank you Chris for volunteering to do this tedious but necessary job.


 

Karner Blue Butterfly conservation 

Learn more about our work and funding opportunities in this blog post.