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 long and 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?

After years of watching oak sprouts, berry bushes, aspen, sumac and bracken fern threaten to overwhelm Eldred Prairie, we engaged in a massive effort in 2020 to restore it to what it should be.

Thanks to the many volunteers that worked on this site, it is now this fully exposed to sun and now we wait and see what develops.

We are so pleased that students from UW-Platteville's Reclamation Club joined us on several projects and we look forward to collaborating with them in the near future.

work party Eldred


Upcoming Events

 Winter work parties will be announced soon. Watch this space!