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Land Stewardship: Savanna Clearing, Table Bluff – Dane County Chapter

January 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ice Age Trail Alliance, Ice Age National Scenic Trail, Dane County Chapter, Winter Workday

Photo Credit: Brent Sieling

*** You MUST contact the posted workday leader listed below to make sure the workday location or details have not changed, as these events are posted in advance. ***


Now that winter has arrived, we continue brush clearing, but with the possibility of snow on the ground we also start looking at burning brush piles and cutting down trees to restore ecosystems. Some of this work is done cutting smaller brush with hand tools, and some will involve using brush cutters or chainsaws. No prior experience is required to do this work, but work day leader needs to know who can help so that we have enough equipment to use. Come for part of the day or the whole thing.

What to Bring

If you are interested in cutting brush by hand, you should have long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, gloves and sturdy boots. If there is snow on the ground, assume we might be burning brush piles, so your outer layer should be older clothing, ideally non-synthetic material, as embers might cause holes in it. Bring whatever water and food you want for the day. Sunscreen is optional but advised, even in the winter sunlight.


You must RSVP with the work day organizer (listed below) so we have enough equipment and we can make sure all volunteers for the day have up-to-date information about meeting location.

Volunteer Service Agreement

If you’re joining us for the first time at an event, please complete the fillable Volunteer Services Agreement Form and email it (along with any questions) to National Park Service, (iatr_vip_ice_age_trail@nps.gov). You should also complete the form if you don’t have a Volunteer Services Agreement Form on file, or completed one prior to January 2022.

Additional information for first-time volunteers.

Email Updates:

If you are interested in volunteering regularly, request to be added  to our email group. Contact Megan Schliesman (schliesfrau@gmail.com) and ask to be added to our Stewardship list.  (Note: Megan cannot answer questions about workdays; she coordinates the list, not workdays.)  Emails sent on the listserv will contain all the details for a workday, and you should contact the listed leader for any given workday with questions.)


January 13
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Gary Werner


Dane, Table Bluff, Table Bluff Rd.
8951 Table Bluff Rd
Cross Plains, WI 53528
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