Prairies and Savannas of Wisconsin


An audio and image version of a Reading the Landscape lecture series by Virginia Kline. These are available here to be down-loaded as Power Point Presentations.

Lecture 1

Part 1 - Grasslands, climate, geology, and fire. Prairie and Savanna in Wisconsin. Pioneer impressions.

Part 2 - Wisconsin's driest prairies.


Lecture 2

Part 1-Mesic Prairie

Part 2- Wet prairie and Fen

Part 3- Adaptations of prairie plants. Response to Fire. Soil Development.

Lecture 3

Part 1- Savanna

Part 2- Preservation and restoration of prairie and savanna

About This Series (pdf)

References (pdf)