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The Right Metaphor for Prairie Restoration

Prairie restoration can be a powerful tool for grassland conservation, but we’re not taking advantage of its full potential.  Too often, we think and talk about prairie restoration (aka prairie reconstruction) in the wrong way.  Instead of trying to restore … Continue reading

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Seeding With My Son

Our family owns a prairie about 15 minutes south of our house, and that ownership gives me some wonderful opportunities to share my enthusiasm about prairie ecology with my kids.  I don’t expect any of my three offspring to become prairie ecologists when they … Continue reading

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Why are there stripes in my prairie restoration?

The photo below was taken in September 2008.  It shows a long stripe passing through a restored prairie at the end of its 7th growing season.  The site was seeded with a drop spreader in November of 2001 (seed was … Continue reading

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