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The Bench Strength of Prairies in the Face of Climate Change

In case you hadn’t noticed, the climate is changing.  Things are getting weird, and they’re going to get weirder.  Here in central North America, we’re expecting more and more intense storm events and drought periods in the coming decades.  Scientists are … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – June 12, 2014

While I was in Iowa last week, I took advantage of some free time just before sunset to return to one of the restored (reconstructed) prairies we’d visited earlier in the day at the Kellerton Wildlife Management Area.  As I … Continue reading

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Conservation Grazing in Iowa

I got the chance to spend a couple days in Iowa last week, talking about conservation grazing with staff of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.  They invited me to join a two day workshop discussing various ways to use … Continue reading

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Seventeen-Year Cicadas are Back! (in Iowa, at Least)

I traveled to Iowa this week (more on that next week) and just happened to arrive during the emergence of one of the world’s most intriguing insects – the periodical cicada (Magicicada sp).  Made up of seven different species, periodical … Continue reading

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Hubbard Fellowship Blog: Roundup Time

Guest Post by Eliza Perry, one of our Hubbard Fellows.  All photos are by Eliza. Anne and I have been spending a lot of time with bison over the last four weeks, something neither of us ever thought we’d do. … Continue reading

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Flying Carp (WATCH OUT!!) on the Missouri River

Last week, I attended the Nebraska Natural Legacy Project’s annual conference, which was terrific.  At the end of the conference, I had the chance to go on a boat tour of the Missouri River south of Nebraska City.  The tour … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – October 14, 2011

Back in June of this year, I went up to The Nature Conservancy’s Broken Kettle Grasslands in northwest Iowa for a meeting on prescribed fire.  As we were starting a field tour, a group of us was walking from the parking … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – June 17, 2011

I just returned from a trip to The Nature Conservancy’s Broken Kettle Grasslands in Iowa.  Scott Moats, who has managed the preserve for 15 years, is one of my favorite people to work with.  His ability to interact with people – especially his neighbors … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – April 15, 2011

What is it about bison that stirs up people’s imagination? Whatever it is, it was in full force in October 2008 when the brand new bison herd rolled off the truck at The Nature Conservancy’s Broken Kettle Grasslands in northwestern Iowa.  I … Continue reading

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