Lands owned by The Prairie Enthusiasts are permanently protected. The organization is committed to protecting and managing the lands we own in perpetuity. While we do engage contractors and hire people directly in some cases, the majority of the management of our lands is done by volunteers, connecting people from all walks of life to the land.
These sites are most favored, as the permanent protection assures our restoration work will be carried out in perpetuity. Nearly all of these sites are open to the public. There are some restrictions and prohibited activities. Our preserves are established for the preservation and conservation of nature, especially critical habitat for rare and declining species and ecosystems. Therefore, only certain limited activities are allowed. These may vary from site to site depend upon the funding sources and management objectives. If an activity is not explicitly allowed, it is prohibited. Please check specific site webpages below for site details.
NOTE: There are sites that are worthy of management despite no land protection through ownership or easement. Such works preserves the quality of the site, and hopefully some protection can be attained in the future. Some of these sites are listed under chapter webpages.
Use the listing below to learn more about our sites, or visit a chapter page to find sites in a specific area.
NOTE: If you are an organized group looking to visit a site, please contact the site steward beforehand. This can ensure no major land management or other activity is occurring at the same time. It’s also possible that the site steward would be available to introduce the site or answer the group’s questions if the group so wishes.
A to Z Farm
Adelman & Schwartz Preserve
Alexander Oak Savanna
Black Earth Rettenmund Prairie
Bush Clover Prairie
Double Oak Savanna
Gasser Sand Barren
Giordano Oak Barrens & Sand Prairie
Hauser Road Prairie
Muralt Bluff Prairie
Parrish Oak Savanna
Pleasant Valley Conservancy
Schluckbier Sand Prairie
Sugar River Savanna
Sylvan Road Prairie
Thomas Wet Prairie
TPE Calendar of Events
Each year, members from all across the organization gather togetherfor some very special events. Chapters offer field trips, work parties, workshops or other events specific to that chapter’s focus and interests.
View events on the TPE calendar or seek information on events from your local chapter. Join us in connecting with each other and the land as we care for prairies and savannas.