Dry Bluff Prairies (Goat Prairies/Bluff Prairies)

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Buffalo County has tremendous potential for preserving and improving Dry Bluff Prairies.  More and more landowners in Buffalo County (and surrounding areas) are beginning to appreciate the value in prairies and especially dry bluff prairies.  We could never express this reasons better than Aldo Leopold did:

“The outstanding scientific discovery of the twentieth century is not television, or radio, but rather the complexity of the land organism. Only those who know the most about it can appreciate how little we know about it. The last word in ignorance is the man who says of an animal or plant: “What good is it?” If the land mechanism as a whole is good, then every part is good, whether we understand it or not. If the biota, in the course of eons, has built something we like but do not understand, then who but a fool would discard seemingly useless parts? To keep every cog and wheel is the first precaution of intelligent tinkering.”

-Aldo Leopold, Sand County Almanac

Bluff Prairie Video – published in 2016

Bluff Prairie Video, shot entirely in Buffalo County.  View some of the work that has been done and why it is so important to preserve this vital local resource.

Topics and Presentations:

  1. Armund Bartz, WDNR Wildlife Ecologist  New Blufflands- Buffalo co
  2. Darcy Kind, WDNR, Private Lands Biologist  Alma presentation – D Kind
  3. Buffalo County Project:  Buffalo County Bluff Prairie Restoration Project 2013
  4. NRCA Driftless Initiative Cost-Sharing Project (2013):  Alma pp Slides
  5. Wisconsin DNR Resources:  LIP D Kind
  6. US Fish and Wildlife Resources:  Email_PFW Bluff Prairie_Oak Savanna
  7. Independent Prairie Restoration Work:  Schultz_BuffCounty