SUMMER PROPERTY TOURS
Learn about land management, botanize, and share stories as we tour BMAP Member properties.
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
- Sat, Jun 11Dorothy's RangeJun 11, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDTDorothy's Range, W8707 Sawmill Rd, Blanchardville, WI 53516, USAOur 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.
- Sat, Jul 09Tracey and Scott GrossJul 09, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMTracey and Scott Gross, 5260 County Hwy T, Ridgeway, WI 53582, USAA 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.
- Sat, Aug 27Beckett and Sandner ResidenceAug 27, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PMBeckett and Sandner Residence, 5452 County Rd K, Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USAWe 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.
- Sat, Sep 10Brigham County Park: Shelter #1Sep 10, 11:00 AMBrigham County Park: Shelter #1, 3160 County Highway F, Blue Mounds, WI 53517, USAOn 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!