Chiwaukee Prairie

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Chiwaukee Prairie
Map showing the location of Chiwaukee Prairie
Map showing the location of Chiwaukee Prairie
Map of Wisconsin
Location Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Coordinates 42°31′15″N 87°49′07″W / 42.5208°N 87.8185°W / 42.5208; -87.8185Coordinates: 42°31′15″N 87°49′07″W / 42.5208°N 87.8185°W / 42.5208; -87.8185[1]
Area 410 acres (170 ha)
Designated: 1973

Chiwaukee Prairie is a 410-acre (170 ha) prairie in Kenosha County, Wisconsin managed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and The Nature Conservancy. Because the prairie features several different habitats, it is home to a vast amount of wildlife species. Archery hunting is allowed on the portion of the land managed by the Wisconsin DNR, however, all hunting is illegal on the portion managed by The Nature Conservancy.[2] The prairie is also home to several rare species of plantlife.[3] It was designated a Wisconsin State Natural Area in 1967 and a National Natural Landmark in 1973.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chiwaukee Prairie - # 54 Map". Wisconsin Dept. of Natural Resources. 
  2. ^ "Chiwaukee Prairie (No. 54)". Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved 2012-01-19. 
  3. ^ "Chiwaukee Prairie". National Park Service. Retrieved 2012-01-19.