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Remove Invasive Buckthorn at Baxter's Hollow


Two participants help remove buckthorn in a forest in late fall.
Baxter's Hollow: Removing buckthorn in late fall. © Cate Harrington/TNC


Join us in the Baraboo Hills this winter for a series of volunteer work days to control invasive buckthorn! 

We'll work in the large Baxter’s Hollow preserve to control buckthorn and other woody invasives. The work includes cutting buckthorn, honeysuckle, and other invasives with loppers and brushcutters and treating the cut stems with herbicide. Volunteer work parties help maintain and protect the Nature Conservancy preserves in this unique landscape of quartzite bluffs and large contiguous forest blocks.

We meet at 9:00 and work until 12:30 or 1:00, then usually eat lunch/snacks together before heading home. Work party plans sometimes change, so if you’re planning to attend a future date, it’s a good idea to check back here within a week of the work party date to confirm.

What to bring: Dress for the weather and wear warm layers, long pants, and work gloves if you have them. Bring water.

Work party leader: Sherren Clark, 608-225-2974 or

If weekdays are better volunteer days for you, contact Steve Jandl ( to join his email list for weekday work parties in the Baraboo Hills.

Winter dates:

  • Saturday, January 15, 9:00 – 12:30
    Meet at 9:00 at the Hwy 12 pull-off parking. Link to map.  Check back in early January for possible update to the meeting location. 
  • Saturday, February 12, 9:00 – 12:30
    Meet at 9:00 at the Hwy 12 pull-off parking. Link to map. Check back in early February for possible update to the meeting location.