Driftless Area Land Conservancy

Morrison Prairie & Forest Preserve


Property Background

Darrel Morrison sold this property to DALC in a bargain sale in 2019.  Morrison is a distinguished landscape architect known for designing prairie-inspired gardens using native plants, and is a former professor at UW-Madison. University of Georgia, and Columbia University.  One of his biggest projects is a partnership with David Letterman on Letterman’s 30,000 ac ranch in Montana.

Property Features

This scenic bluff property includes dry remnant prairie, oak woodlands and savanna, and mesic north facing woodlands.  These diverse native communities provide habitats for a number of rare or state-threatened species.  From the top of the bluff, visitors can see a broad swath of the Lower Wisconsin River Valley to the north, as well as expansive views of the wooded hills and valleys to the south.


Morrison Prairie & Forest Preserve is open for public hunting.  Permits are required for gun deer season.  No permits are required for other legal hunting species, or for archery deer season.

Driftless uses a lottery system to assign hunting days for gun deer hunters.  To apply for a permit, click HERE Applications must be received by September 15th for full consideration.


Near the intersection of N Prairie Rd and Old Hwy 80, Town of Pulaski, Iowa County. If you would like detailed directions (there is no fire number), contact us at info@driftlessconservancy.org or call our office at 608-930-3252.