St. Croix Chapter is located in an area that at one time included large dry prairies. Today there are small oak savanna remnants that still contain some uncommon plants associated with those historic prairies. Our chapter works on a few of these, visits others to appreciate what is left, and educates folks on fire-dependent ecosystems.
The St. Croix chapter covers Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties in Wisconsin. We invite you to join us!
Learn more on our Sites and projects page.
We are posting one picture a day on Facebook of people on their prairie (or one they love). You don't need a Facebook account to join in the fun!
Live near the Rush River?
In the 170 years since government surveyors first crossed the lower Rush River in 1849, the landscape is threatened with loss of water quality, invasive species and deer overpopulation, fragmentation and decline of hardwood forests, the disappearance of prairies, and a loss of biodiversity. Now, in 2019, the fate of the Rush and other rivers hangs in the balance.
To preserve what is left, current landowners, as stewards of the land must understand the threats and what can be done to combat them.
TPE member and Rush River resident Carl Nelson is forming an exploratory group of three to five individuals to discuss and reach a consensus on priorities and a plan of action.
You can read his report here. Contact Carl if you want to help (cnelso96 at gmail.com).