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“Tall grass

prairies (mesic

and wet-mesic

prairies) are one

of the most


ecosystems on



Resources for Driftless Prairie Landscapes and Reconstruction


Atlas of the Wisconsin Prairie and Savanna Flora by Theodore S. Cochrane and Hugh H. Iltis (2000) available on the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website.

The Driftless Reader, Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley, Editors (2017)

The Tall Grass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands (Second Edition) by Stephen Packard (2005)


Wildflowers of Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region (Second Edition) by Merel R. Black and Emmet J. Judziewicz (2009)

Wisconsin Public Radio: Where does the ‘Driftless Area’ get its name? The history, boundaries of the southwest Wisconsin region by Jonah Beleckis (2022)


The artists gratefully acknowledge guidance and encouragement from the following:

• The Aldo Leopold Foundation

• Driftless Area Land Conservancy

• The Prairie Enthusiasts

• University of Wisconsin Arboretum

• University of Wisconsin Herbarium

• Eric Applebaum

Barb Barzen

• Jeb Barzen

• Eric Ferguson

• Martha Glowacki

• Rick Graves

• Richard Hibma


• John Himmelfarb


• Christina Locke

• Christie McNab

• Curt Meine

• Carole Spelic

• Jack Whaley

• Jonathan Wohl

• Our Families


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