This web site has been superseded by the following sites.

Pleasant Valley Conservancy web site

Oak Savannas: Characteristics, Restoration, and Long-term management

Tom's Blog


Savanna Oak Foundation, Inc.

The Savanna Oak Foundation, Inc. is a private operating foundation established in the State of Wisconsin in 1999 by Tom and Kathie Brock. Its purposes are:

To carry out restoration work at Pleasant Valley Conservancy State Natural Area

To support or to carry out restoration work on other preserves and conservation areas in southern Wisconsin

To make small grants to nonprofit conservation organizations in Wisconsin

To conduct field trips and other educational activities of a conservation nature

To carry out or financially support research studies in the broad field of restoration ecology

To maintain web sites providing information on restoration ecology, especially related to fire-dependent ecosystems

To publish brochures, manuals, and other written documents of an educational nature dealing with restoration ecology, especially related to fire-dependent ecosystems.

For further information, send an email to