It’s alive!

The Prairie Ecologist is now a live blog.  I’ve been writing posts for weeks now, building content.  I hope you find something that interests you.  Scroll down to see the full range of posts.

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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.

2 thoughts on “It’s alive!

  1. Wonderful beginnings here Chris! I’ve been reading up on prairie establishment in several places, thinking that within a few years I’ll be able to purchase a sizable acreage to convert. Right now, I have to settle for my 2,000 foot Lincoln garden where I try to use as many native plants as I can, even though it’s not prairie like (it is a garden, after all). I suppose it’s more book research than anything. Anyway, I’ll keep reading, glad to have found you.

    • Thanks! Have you seen the Guide to Prairie Restoration in Eastern Nebraska? You can download it from or It is a great resource for seed lists, techniques, and other challenges/questions you might have.


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