Southwest Chapter is in the heart of the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin. The area contains dry hill prairies, river terrace sand and wet prairies, and oak savannas. We have many TPE-owned properties that require our care in managing and restoring. Our chapter was one of the first chapters formed, and we have a rich history!  

The Southwest chapter covers Grant, Crawford, Richland, and Iowa Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!

Learn more by visiting About our chapter and Sites and projects web pages.

Chapter contact: Steve Querin-Schultz, 
Board representative: Gary Eldred, (608) 375-5271
Facebook:  Chapter page

What's New?

Exact Sciences, located in Madison, allows their employees to take two days off each year, with full pay, to work for non-profit organizations. Rachel Walsh, an Exact Sciences employee, took advantage of this and joined us at a TPE work party on Double Oak Savanna and recently at Eldred Prairie. She apparently believes in what we are doing and hopes to get some of her co-workers to join us in the future.

Rachel is seen here with SW Chapter members, Bob Costanza and Roger Smith.           


Upcoming Events

April 28 

An Evening with Michael Riddet - Wildlife Artist

Timber Lane Coffee, Boscobel, WI     5:30 - 8 pm

Join the Southwest Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts for an evening of beautiful artwork and an informal lecture by local master artist Michael Riddet.
Michael’s work has been featured in many magazines and books and he has shown his work in several museums. Michael draws his inspiration from nature and his work displays an astonishing level of detail and realism.
View some of Michael’s artwork from his collection, here some of his many stories and learn how he creates his art.

Join us, beginning at 5:30 pm
Michael's talk will begin at 6:00 pm
Refreshments and snacks will be served
Full service counter will be open

Timber Lane Coffee
934 Wisconsin Ave
Boscobel, WI


May 16 

Eldred Prairie Work Party 9am

*mark your calendars. This will be our first work party scheduled after the burn season.