Tag Archives: indicators

What I Look For When I Walk Through My Prairies

Back in August, I posted some questions to readers about what they look for when evaluating their own prairies.  I got some excellent responses, which I really appreciated.  If you missed them, you can re-read that post and those comments … Continue reading

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Assessing Prairie Restoration Through the Eyes of Small Mammals – Part 1

We’ve taken another step in the right direction… Over the last several years, we’ve begun to evaluate our prairie restoration work beyond just looking at plant communities.  Our primary objective for restoration is to functionally enlarge and reconnect fragmented remnant (unplowed) prairies by restoring the land … Continue reading

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Why Are We Spending So Much Time Studying Birds?

Believe it or not, I really do like birds. (And thus starts another blog post destined to draw the ire of my ornithologist friends…) But here’s the thing.  I just read yet another study of grassland birds in which the … Continue reading

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