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Category Archives: Prairie Management
I’m writing this from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan where I am preparing to speak at and attend the 2015 Native Prairie Restoration and Reclamation Workshop hosted by Saskatchewan Prairie Conservation Action Plan. It’s my first trip to Saskatchewan, and I’m excited to … Continue reading
This post is written by Jasmine Cutter, one of our Hubbard Fellows. I Like Big Tractors and I Cannot Lie I think I’ve had unacknowledged tractor-envy for a while. Growing up in the suburbs, the biggest piece of “machinery” I … Continue reading
“A Land Ethic” is the concluding essay in Aldo Leopold’s 1949 book, A Sand County Almanac, and is the most powerful and relevant piece of conservation writing I’ve ever read. Leopold’s essay spells out the changes we need to make in … Continue reading
Back in August, I posted some questions to readers about what they look for when evaluating their own prairies. I got some excellent responses, which I really appreciated. If you missed them, you can re-read that post and those comments … Continue reading
Some people say it’s dangerous to make assumptions. I disagree. In fact, assumptions are both necessary and empowering. Land managers make assumptions all the time. If we didn’t, we’d never get anything done. Assumptions are only dangerous when they are … Continue reading
It’s wrong to assume that successful restoration or management tactics from one prairie will work in another. Instead, every prairie has its own “personality” and responds accordingly. The key to success is experimentation and adaptive management. Bill Kleiman is one … Continue reading
A couple months ago, I wrote a post asking you how you evaluate your prairies as you walk around them. I appreciated the thoughtful responses you shared. This week, I’ll be facilitating a discussion on the same topic at the … Continue reading
When I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve a couple weeks ago, I spent some time exploring the area north of the river where the 2012 wildfire ripped through oak savanna and ponderosa pine woodland. As discussed in earlier posts, … Continue reading
Some people have the mistaken impression that I know a lot about bees. Those who know me better understand that while I have a decent understanding of the ecology of bees and other pollinators, my identification skills are very rudimentary. … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I wrote about our trip to the Konza Prairie Biological Station in eastern Kansas. On that trip, we learned about research results showing that frequent spring fires (one or two year frequency) can prevent encroachment of … Continue reading