Are you involved in grassland restoration work in North America? If so, I hope you’ll consider taking a survey from my friend and colleague Marissa Ahlering of The Nature Conservancy. Marissa is trying to better understand the use of locally sourced seed in restoration work. It’s a short survey (10-15 minutes) and your help would really help move the science of restoration forward.
Nelson Winkel, Platte River Prairies land steward, stands behind a pile of prairie seed. Most of our seed these days is harvested from our own prairies, but not everyone has the ability to harvest their own. Figuring out how to obtain seed that matches restoration objectives can be tricky. (Ok, full disclosure, Nelson is actually KNEELING behind this pile to make it look bigger…)
Participation from anyone involved in grassland restoration, from policy makers to on-the-ground practitioners, would be helpful. You can read more about the survey and enter your responses by following THIS LINK.
Please forward this to any colleagues it might apply to. Thanks for your help!
I wish I was involved — for those who are — thank you for your work, you have a great and important job.
I agree with Joanne. Thank you for restoration work. It is truly a labor (lots of labor) of love!
Interesting and exciting restoration work. My first thought when I saw the photo above was that scene in Jurassic Park where they were trying to determine what was making the Triceratops sick