Event: Badger and the Bordner Surveys of the1930s

Badger and the Bordner Surveys of the1930s

Join us on THURSDAY, APRIL 18 for our monthly “We Are Sauk Prairie” lecture series.  The program is: “What the Bordner survey maps from the 1930s tell us about the Wisconsin Landscape with special reference to Badger Prairie,” presented by Dr. David Mladenoff, Professor of Forest Ecology, Dept of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison.

When: Thursday, April 18, 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Where: Ruth Culver Community Library, 540 Water Street, Prairie du Sac

Summary:  Dr. Mladenoff and colleagues have spent the last several years on GIS digitizing the Bordner Survey maps (Wisconsin Land Economic Inventory) which was done in great detail for the entire state. This new complete picture of the state at the important time period of the 1930s provides an important snapshot of the landscape and its change. We will also see in detail using the Badger Prairie area how the Bordner represents what was there, compared to other information sources.

The “We Are Sauk Prairie” lecture series is free and open to the public.  The series is supported in part by a grant from Alliant Energy Foundation.