Ripon Prairie (265/679)

Ripon Prairie formerly featured dry prairie remnants on a small, triangular parcel in northwestern Fond du Lac County. ¬†Owned by Ripon College, the parcel was neglected over the years and woody species encroached and effectively cancelled out the prairie. ¬†Ripon Prairie’s status as a State Natural Area was mutually dissolved by a memorandum of understanding…

Wilderness Ridge, SNA (257/679)

Wilderness Ridge is a T-shaped area of forested ridges and wet swales marking former shorelines of Lake Michigan.  Located within Point Beach State Forest, the site is easily accessed from the parking area at the entrance station and following the trail south.  A GPS is recommended to know exactly when you are within the boundaries…