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

February 8 - Eldred Prairie Work Party 9am

February 10 - SW Chapter Monthly Meeting

February's Southwest Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts will be held on Monday, February 10th in Spring Green, WI.

All SW Chapter members are invited.
Beginning at 11:30 am, we will be meeting with TPE President, Scott Fulton.
Afterwards, we will have the monthly SW Chapter meeting and lunch.
Wisconsin Riverside Resort
S13220 Shifflet Rd,
Spring Green, WI 53588
At the stop lights in Spring Green, turn left on CTH G (Wood Street). Continue until you reach a stop sign. Take a right on Madison St., travel 1/4 mile and turn left on Shifflet Road (after cemetery).


Gary Eldred interview on WRCO radio show 

 The Morning Show recently featured Gary talking about prairies. Have a listen.