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Dane County Chapter – Savanna Clearing, Restoration

December 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

We will be cutting invasive brush and trees with hand tools, treating stumps and making brush piles along a portion of the Cross Plains Segment. This type of trail maintenance work helps native wildflower species thrive come spring and creates a beneficial habitat for wildlife including birds, bees, and butterflies.

We have a variety of tasks to do to rescue the open grown white and bur oak trees in this savanna and make it easier to control garlic mustard and other herbaceous invasive weeds and shrubs. Depending on the ground and weather conditions, we will either continue expanding the savanna north of Old Sauk Pass or work in the southwest woods preparing a fire break and rescuing open grown oak trees.

If you are a certified sawyer (chainsaw) and own personal protective equipment (PPE), please bring both.  If you’re not certified to operate a chainsaw, but own PPE, you may bring it so you can work in tandem with a certified sawyer.

I will provide herbicide and loppers. I will also provide some food/drinks to share for lunch, including brats to cook on the fire.

Please bring work gloves and wear layers of clothing appropriate for the weather. If you plan to stay all day, please bring drinking water and some lunch. We will not be able to have a fire for cooking.

Feel free to come if you can stay only part of the day. Please RSVP so I have enough tools with me.


December 28, 2019
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Dane, Cross Plains, Ice Age Reserve Wildlife Area
Old Sauk Pass, south side
Town of Cross Plains, WI United States
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