SUMMER PROPERTY TOURS

Learn about land management, botanize, and share stories as we tour BMAP Member properties. 

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Julie Raasch

Every summer BMAP schedules three property tours at three different BMAP Member properties. Hosted by the landowners, our tours provide unique educational walks as each landowner guides us through their native habitat management practices and restoration story.

 

It's a comfortable learning experience and provides a welcoming space for BMAP Members and the broader public to meet other landowners who are passionate about habitat restoration. As we tour each property, take some time out during the walk to ask questions of the host and other knowledgeable landowners, to learn new field practices, or to "botanize" plants we see along the way.

2022 Property Tour Schedule and Registration

  • Summer Property Tour 1: Stephen Fabos and April Prusia
    Jun 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
    Dorothy's Range, W8707 Sawmill Rd, Blanchardville, WI 53516, USA
    Our property is known as Dorothy's Range. It is 78 acres of mostly upland prairie/oak savanna. There is also a small sedge meadow with the headwaters of a cold water stream. We have done extensive restoration work on the property since 2005.
  • Summer Property Tour 2: Tracey and Scott Gross
    Sat, Jul 09
    Tracey and Scott Gross
    Jul 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Tracey and Scott Gross, 5260 County Hwy T, Ridgeway, WI 53582, USA
    A cold-water stream flows from south to north on the eastern property boundary and separates a spruce and evergreen planting from the larger property. In the past three years, the bottomland was cleared of large stands of boxelder, honeysuckle, and buckthorn to restore wet prairie.
  • Summer Property Tour 3: Caroline Beckett and Frank Sandner
    Sat, Aug 27
    Beckett and Sandner Residence
    Aug 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Beckett and Sandner Residence, 5452 County Rd K, Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USA
    We steward our 66-acre property that supports oak woodland, prairie, and a pasture-to-prairie conversion. We’ve been working with the WI DNR to establish pollinator- and wildlife-friendly prairie areas as well as converting our woods to habitat for woodland critters and plants.
  • BMAP Annual Picnic and Bur Oak Award Presentation
    Sat, Sep 10
    Brigham County Park: Shelter #1
    Sep 10, 11:00 AM
    Brigham County Park: Shelter #1, 3160 County Highway F, Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USA
    On September 10th (time TBD) join BMAP members from across southern WI to celebrate another successful year of stewardship. We'll begin with a short overview of BMAP's accomplishments and future vision, before honoring before honoring this year's Bur Oak Award recipients. Stay for a potluck meal!