Category Archives: General

A Trip to Konza Prairie Biological Station, Part 1

Last week, several of us from the Platte River Prairies traveled south to visit the Konza Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan Kansas.  Konza Prairie includes about 8,600 acres of prairie, jointly owned by Kansas State University and The Nature Conservancy.  … Continue reading

Posted in General, Hubbard Fellowship, Prairie Management, Prairie Natural History, Prairie Photography | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Next Field Day – August 27, 2014

We put together a draft agenda for our next Platte River Prairies Field Day, which will take place on Wednesday August 27 at our site south of Wood River, Nebraska.  The agenda is a draft only because we may add … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

New Date! – Next Platte River Prairies Field Day is August 27, 2014

Our next Field Day will be on August 27 – – NOT August 29, 2014.  It was pointed out to me by several people that it might be a bad idea to schedule a field day on the Friday of … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments

2014 Patch-Burn Grazing Meeting – Platte River Prairies, Nebraska

Curious about patch-burn grazing?  Want to get together with other grassland enthusiasts, ranchers, researchers, and wildlife managers and talk about a variety of ways to manage for diverse wildlife habitats and plant communities?  The annual Patch-Burn Grazing Meeting might just … Continue reading

Posted in General, Prairie Management | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Eliza’s (Sort of) Farewell

This is Eliza Perry’s final blog post as a Hubbard Fellow.  However, as you’ll see below, it is not the end of her employment with The Nature Conservancy.  Meanwhile, two new Fellows have moved in to fill the void left … Continue reading

Posted in General, Hubbard Fellowship | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

Photo of the Week – June 27, 2014

A selection of photos from a prairie ecologist’s family vacation in the mountains of Colorado… . . . . . . . . . . . . . It was great to spend a week in cooler weather and see … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , | 15 Comments

A Link To Anne’s New Blog

Readers of The Prairie Ecologist blog will be familiar with posts from Anne Stine, a recent Hubbard Fellow who has moved to Texas to work with the Xerces Society.  Anne has started her own blog now, and I think many of … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Hubbard Fellowship Blog – Anne’s Last Day

Anne Stine’s last day with The Nature Conservancy’s Hubbard Fellowship Program was last Thursday.  Her fellow Fellow, Eliza Perry will be here through the first week of June, but Anne has accepted a full-time position with the Xerces Society which starts next week.  … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Ten Thousand Acres

A major milestone was reached in prairie conservation today when our good friends and partners over at Prairie Plains Resource Institute (PPRI) planted their 10,000th acre of prairie. Ten thousand acres of new prairie in Nebraska!  It’s an incredible contribution to our … Continue reading

Posted in General, Prairie Restoration/Reconstruction | Tagged , , , , , | 8 Comments

Hubbard Fellowship Blog – March 2014

This is a guest post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows. After a few months with very little fresh air, we have been busy getting ready for the crane and burn seasons here on the Platte. Anne and … Continue reading

Posted in General, Prairie Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments