Bill Kleiman, Project Director, Nachusa Grasslands, The Nature Conservancy, Illinois Chapter, will provide the sixth program in our series, “We Are Sauk Prairie.” His presentation is entitled: “Lessons Learned While Planting Prairie at Nachusa Grasslands.”
The 3,500-acre Nachusa Grasslands preserve in Illinois, owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, consists of large remnant prairie, woodlands, and wetlands being reconnected through habitat restoration to create one of the largest and most biologically diverse grasslands in Illinois. Nachusa currently provides habitat for a resident herd of bison. Nachusa can be a model for the prairie restoration efforts slated for the former Badger Plant on the original Sauk Prairie. Come hear about the important lessons learned from the long-time director of the Nachusa restoration effort.
The Alliance sponsored a tour of this extensive grassland in September 2016, and Bill was our guide that day. Join Bill and Alliance members on Thursday, February 16th, at the Ruth Culver Library (540 Water Street) in Prairie du Sac. Refreshments will be available at 6:30pm; the presentation begins at 6:45pm.
The “We Are Sauk Prairie” series is supported by a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.