Snakes and Stewardship

Saturday, October 7 – 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Location: Borah Creek Barn

You are invited to join the Southwest Chapter of The Prairie Enthusiasts at the Borah Creek Barn, near Fennimore, as we host Dr Rebecca Christoffel, President of the Snake Conservation Society. We will learn about snakes native to Wisconsin and how to manage and monitor snake populations on your properties. We also will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of Dr Christoffel’s live snakes.

Class size is limited to 25 and you must be 16 years or older to attend.

Email Deb Pavick at

You must to reserve your place in advance

Wisconsin Snakes & Snake Stewardship On Your Land*9:30-10:00am Registration*10-10:45 An introduction to snakes and their conservation and management.*11:45-12 How to identify Wisconsin Snakes*12-12:30 Meet some representatives of snakes from Wisconsin*12:30-1 Lunch Break **bring your own sack lunch and beverage*1-3 Field trip around the Borah Barn and Borah Creek Prairie to find snakes and learn how to inventory and monitor snakes on your property

Dr. Rebecca A. Christoffel is a reptile and amphibian conservationist and is the President of the Snake Conservation Society & co-director of Turtles for Tomorrow.

Snake Conservation Society Inc. is dedicated to changing the image of snakes in people’s imaginations and in promoting the conservation of snakes through educational outreach and interpretation. Christoffel Conservation focuses on the conservation and management of local reptiles and amphibians and their habitats.

Dr. Christoffel received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Wildlife Ecology from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her Ph.D. in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University.Dr. Christoffel was an Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Biologist at Iowa State University. She has worked in habitat management, wildlife education and outreach, and conservation for more than 25 years, much of that time in Wisconsin. She co-authored four identification guides to Midwest reptiles and amphibians and has authored many magazine, journal and newsletter articles.


From the west side of Fennimore, head south on Rodger Hollow Road for 2.7 mi. Turn right onto Mt. North Road. Go west for 0.8 miles. Turn right (south) on Mt Ridge Road. Go 1/3 mi to the access road and parking lot to Borah Creek Prairie on the right, at 11949 Mount Ridge Road

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