Bad Axe Chapter of the Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

Serving Crawford, Grant, Iowa, La Crosse, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon Counties

Scheduled WWOA and Bad Axe Events

BAD AXE EVENT. Chapter Tour of DNR Nursery and Summer Picnic. Boscobel. June 22, 2024 10:00am to 2:00 pm at WDNR’s Wilson State Nursery. 5350 Hwy 133, Boscobel, WI. Bring your own lunch and folding chair. Water & soft drinks provided. Consider walking shoes, sunscreen, repellent, clothing for weather. Trailer available to ride on the tour. Children and grandchildren welcome. Cancelled in event of severe or dangerous weather. Please join us and learn what our DNR nursery offers.

BAD AXE EVENT. Save this date! The Bad Axe Chapter is planning a Field Day at the Warren and Renee Pickar property on Saturday, October 12, 2024. Watch this website for further information.

WWOA 2023 Annual Meeting, September 26-29. Marshfield, Wisconsin. Information at

Other Upcoming Events

Previous Bad Axe Chapter Events

October 15, 2022. Bad Axe Gathering and Annual Meeting Kramer Farm, Richland County, WI. July 22, 2023. Kramer Farm, Richland County, WI.

The 2023 Bad Axe Annual Meeting, Gathering and Potluck was held at the Kramer Farm in Richland County on July 22, 2023.  Highlights of the event were the delicious barbeque and potluck dishes provided by the Kramer family and guests.  Following lunch, a presentation and demonstration was provided by Mike Nee, Bad Axe member, botanist, and lifelong expert on the flora of Richland County and Southwest Wisconsin.  Mike explained how botanical specimens are identified, collected, and preserved for herbaria and he reviewed the important roles of plant collections for environmental and other scientific studies.  Mike then led us on a walking tour in which he identified native and invasive plants in the understory of a plantation. 

Bad Axe Field Day and Annual Meeting. October 15, 2022 at the Betty and Jeanie Kramer Farm, Richland County.

The October 15, 2022 Bad Axe Field Day was hosted by the Betty and Jeanie Kramer family at their 4th generation family woodland near Boaz, Richland County, WI.    Julie Van Cleve, DNR spoke about Crop Tree Release. Randy Kelly demonstrated tree pruning. Dan Bolin discussed invasive and opportunist species and methods for control. Crystal Bailey of Richland Co NRCS shared tips on preparations of Quality Pollinator Habitat. Also, Julie Van Cleve, DNR, and Crystal Bailey, NRCS, explained funding programs and application processes.

Walnut Council Invited Field Day. May 21, 2022.

The Bad Axe Chapter of WWOA held a short meeting right after the conclusion of the Walnut Council’s Field Day at the Roger Krause Farm. Dale Parker discussed organization of the Bad Axe Chapter and the upcoming Field Day at the Kramer Farm was announced. Warren Pickar facilitated a discussion about future combined Walnut Council-Bad Axe WWOA field days.