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Lessons From a Project to Improve Prairie Quality – Part 1: Patch-Burn Grazing, Plant Diversity, and Butterflies
We recently completed a large multi-year restoration and management project at our Platte River Prairies. Our specific objectives were to improve habitat quality for various at-risk prairie species and evaluate the impacts of our management on at-risk butterflies – particularly … Continue reading
Why is sweet clover the target of aggressive control by some prairie managers and largely ignored by others? After talking to a number of people across the Midwest and Great Plains, I think there are a couple of things happening. … Continue reading
No, I’m not saying they do. I’m merely conducting a thought exercise, and inviting you to come along for the ride. …No, really – some of my best friends are botanists! And I’m pretty sure they have a good … Continue reading
This is Part 2 of a two part series on ecological resilience in prairies. In Part 1, I interviewed Dr. Craig Allen about the basic definition of ecological resilience and then wrote about the relevance and application or resilience to prairie … Continue reading