Sunlight touches the gnarly trunks of oak trees with bright yellow flowers glowing in the understory in the Baraboo Hills.
Baraboo Hills The oak forests of the Baraboo Hills are a sanctuary for birds and other wildlife in a southern Wisconsin landscape largely dominated by agriculture. © Steve S. Meyer

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Monitor Tree Plantings in the Baraboo Hills

Support our reforestation efforts in the Baraboo Hills by monitoring the success of previous tree plantings at various locations including our Baxter’s Hollow and Hemlock Draw preserves.  After the work is done, we usually eat lunch/snacks together before heading home.

Volunteer work parties in the Baraboo Hills help maintain and protect Nature Conservancy preserves in this unique landscape of quartzite bluffs and large contiguous forests.

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.

Work Party Leader:  Contact Sherren Clark (608-225-2974 or for more information about the work parties below, or to subscribe to monthly email updates about the Baraboo Hills work parties.

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

What to Bring/Wear: Dress for the weather and wear long pants and work gloves if you have them. Bring water and a lunch or snack if you’d like to stay after the work is done and enjoy the preserve.

Directions: Meet at the Hwy 12 pull-off parking at 9:00 a.m., and we’ll split up in teams and drive to the work sites from there. Take Hwy 12 north from Sauk City or south from Baraboo to a pull-off on the east side of the highway at the top of the south bluff, south of the intersection with Ski Hi Rd.