The Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance promotes cooperative conservation on the lands of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant just south of Baraboo and in the surrounding Sauk Prairie landscape. It has fought to achieve the best overall use of the plant: prairie and oak savanna restoration, providing habitat for wildlife and opportunities for quiet recreation and enjoyment while simultaneously healing the land. The Badger lands have a unique geological, natural, and cultural history and they provide a wonderful opportunity for community engagement, public education, and research.
Presenting this story will be Charlie Luthin, one of the co-founders of the Alliance in 1997. He has served as executive director of three regional/statewide conservation organizations (Aldo Leopold Foundation, Wisconsin Wetlands Association, and the Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin) from 1995 to 2012. Charlie was hired by the Alliance as a consultant in 2015 to help build the organization, and was hired in 2016 as the Alliance’s first part-time director. He also serves as development director for the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas II.
At 6:00pm, from May through September, hikes are led by Mary Holleback, the Riveredge adult programs manager, across a variety of habitats. The Bird Club meeting begins at 7:00pm.
Bird Club is free to all.