What is this blog all about?

Thank you for visiting The Prairie Ecologist.  This blog is intended to be a forum for prairie management, prairie restoration, prairie natural history, and prairie photography.  I’ll share my photos, experiences and ideas, but I really hope that you will share your thoughts and ideas as well. 

Because prairies are much less appreciated by the general public than, say, rainforests, mountains, or waterfalls, those of us who know and love prairies are always excited to meet others who share the same passion.  This blog is designed to give us a chance to interact, share our stories, and have frank discussions about the challenges associated with managing and restoring prairies.  I hope that it also functions as a gateway for others who haven’t yet found their way into the world of prairie. 

So whether you’re a registered prairie nut or a passerby – welcome.  And thanks for coming.


About Chris Helzer

Chris Helzer is the Director of Science for The Nature Conservancy in Nebraska. His main role is to evaluate and capture lessons from the Conservancy’s land management and restoration work and then share those lessons with other landowners – both private and public. In addition, Chris works to raise awareness about the importance of prairies and their conservation through his writing, photography, and presentations to various groups. Chris is also the author of "The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States", published by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska with his wife Kim and their children.
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4 Responses to What is this blog all about?

  1. Hey Chris, Well here you are working on a blog, hope it goes viral and reaches many sectors of our crazy society. I plan on checking in from time to time and keep you honest :-)


  2. Tracy Tucker says:

    Hey Chris- looking forward to reading more!! I have a book project going involving Nine Mile Prairie right now.


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