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Julie Raasch

EVENTS AND SEASONAL PROGRAMS

All events are open to the public and open to participants of all ages unless indicated otherwise. Many of our events will take you to private lands and will showcase well-managed, protected habitats of all kinds.

Upcoming Events

All events are open to the public and open to participants of all ages unless indicated otherwise. Many of our events will take you to private lands and will showcase well-managed, protected habitats of all kinds.

Summer Property Tours

Our summer property tours and potlucks are the cornerstone (or better said "keystone") of our BMAP community. Each summer we organize three potluck outings to BMAP member properties. Gather with us to share land management techniques, hear habitat preservation stories, and hike through varied landscapes in camaraderie with other BMAP members.

Workshops and Special Events

We occasionally organize and offer classes and workshops on plant ID, trail building, seed starting, conservation legacy options, or other "habitat preservation on private lands" educational activities. Open and active workshops can all be found listed below in our Upcoming Events.

Conservation Conversations:
Winter Lecture Series

In the long, winter months of January and February BMAP hosts a series of three lectures presented by conservation professionals, storytellers, advocates, or educators. Though the themes or topics vary, they all help illuminate our shared dedication and connection to the Southwestern WI landscape.

Upcoming Events

  • Summer Property Tour 1: Lynn & Jane Knutson
    Sat, Jun 05
    Barneveld
    This 70-acre property contains a diverse mix of restored southern dry-mesic woodland; a remnant dry, postage-stamp prairie; and a well-established planted prairie. Much of the oak woodland has been burned with excellent results and the prairie remnant still supports a number of desirable species.
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  • Summer Property Tour 2: Mike Samuel and Nancy Thomas
    Sat, Jun 19
    Mount Horeb
    Mike and Nancy manage 66 acres of woods and restored prairies in the Town of Perry. For the past 20 years they have been working to create native prairies, manage for oak woods, and control invasive plants. Their property includes a dry, sandy goat prairie, sedge meadow, and oak woods.
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  • Summer Property Tour 3: Jim Elleson
    Sat, Jul 10
    Black Earth
    This 105-acre property has a variety of ecotypes including wetland and sedge meadow along Vermont Creek, various prairie plantings, oak woodland, and savanna restoration in-progress. On our tour we’ll see some of the results of 25 years of management including regular prescribed burning.
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  • Natural Communities of Southwestern WI
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    This is an exclusive opportunity for BMAP members to work on plant ID, to become familiar with the plant communities of southwestern Wisconsin, and (most importantly) to learn in camaraderie. Pre-registration will open on April 15th and close on April 29th.
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