Driftless Prairies: Native Habitat Restoration

Nature inspires awe!

Monitoring and Management—a sensible pairing

This article was written by Beth Goeppinger, WI DNR Naturalist at Richard Bong State Recreation Area. It demonstrates how important monitoring is to our management practices. [Read more…]

Savanna Prairie Planting

Whew!! It’s been 2 years of preparing and planning but the last 12 acres were finally planted on Dec 13, 2014!! This is our third and last planting for the Driftless Prairies! We had hoped this one would go smoothly since the other two did not, but our record remained and we had plenty of stress! [Read more…]

Good Prairie, Bad Prairie

How does one know if an ecological restoration area is a good prairie or a bad prairie? And frankly, what is “good” and what is “bad”? [Read more…]