Field Trip to the Former Badger Ammunition Plant

Field Trip to the Former Badger Ammunition Plant

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Field Trip to the Former Badger Ammunition Plant

September 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm

$75 – $90

In 1997, the Army decommissioned the 7,400-acre property once known as the Badger Army Ammunition Plant near Baraboo. In 2001, members of the Badger Reuse Committee embraced a “green vision” for the Badger property, and today, the land is managed with a focus on restoring ecological health. The tour, led by Charlie Luthin, will begin with a visit to the Badger History Museum, followed by an extensive tour of the state-owned portion of Badger, the new Sauk Prairie State Recreation Area. You will see sites where ecological restoration is in different stages, including a remnant of the former Sauk Prairie. The tour takes place in the comfort of a motor coach bus.

Charlie Luthin holds a MS in Zoology (Ornithology) from UW-Madison. He has spent his entire 40-year career working for various local, regional and international conservation non-profit organizations with a focus on avian conservation and protection of vital habitat for rare species. He is a founder and Executive director of Sauk Prairie Conservation Alliance, and works with the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology to raise funds for the 5-year Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas, in which he also participates.

Member: $75 | Non-Member: $90


September 17, 2019
9:00 am - 6:30 pm
$75 – $90
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Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
1111 E. Brown Deer Road
Milwaukee, WI 53217 United States
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