Researchers from University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources visit a grassland bird study site in southwestern Wisconsin. Photo by AERG.
Counties: Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington, Waukesha
Description: level topography, fertile soils and climate favorable to agricultural production. This area is characterized by plains and low ridges, and surface features typical of glacial action including moraines, drumlins and eskers. The region’s climate is favorable to row crop production. Soils of the region are derived from glacial materials. Prior to European settlement the region’s vegetation consisted of a mix of prairie, oak forests and savanna. Dominant land use/land cover in the region today is row crop agriculture. (See WDNR’s ecological landscapes map, soils map, and natural areas map).
Biomass projects (click to go to Biomass Projects Atlas)
People (click to see regional directory)
Agencies and organizations (click to see regional directory)