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Report from the 2013 Grassland Restoration Network Workshop – Part 1

The Grassland Restoration Network’s annual workshop took place a couple weeks ago in Columbia, Missouri.  This year’s workshop was hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation and included more than 90 people from around the country.  As always, the meeting … Continue reading

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The Annual Grassland Restoration Network Workshop – Coming to A Prairie Near You (If You’re Near Columbia, Missouri)

The Grassland Restoration Network is a loose affiliation of those of us trying to use prairie restoration (reconstruction) as a way to rebuild, conserve and sustain grassland ecosystems.  Each year, we put on a workshop to share ideas, techniques, research results, and stories with other.  Workshops are … Continue reading

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Why Prairie Matters – A Guest Essay

It’s never been easy for me to synthesize the importance of prairies into a compact essay or blog post.  My most recent attempt to describe why I care about prairies included, of all things, a Dr. Seuss reference… The other day, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – August 12, 2011

As the sun neared the horizon during my evening prairie walk in Missouri last week (see last week’s Photo of the Week post) I had to be more selective about what I tried to photograph.  The low light intensity and the light … Continue reading

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Patch-Burn Grazing in Missouri Prairies

If you read this blog frequently, you know I manage many of our prairies with combinations of prescribed fire and grazing.  I like the heterogeneous habitat structure I get from patch-burn grazing, and have documented benefits to plant diversity in our prairies.  (I’ve … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – August 4, 2011

I just returned from a great week in southwestern Missouri.  The Missouri Department of Conservation invited me to come down and participate in a grassland workshop, and I was happy for an excuse to return to some prairies I’d last visited … Continue reading

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A Guide to Patch-Burn Grazing for Biological Diversity

Patch-burn grazing is getting a lot of attention from a wide variety of audiences these days.  The management system has generated substantial enthusiasm among some people – particularly those interested in improving habitat for prairie wildlife species.  It has also generated … Continue reading

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