Tag Archives: planning

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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The Value of a Good Field Notebook

One of the most powerful tools of a prairie manager is a field notebook.  There’s no substitute for recording observations and ideas as they happen.  Memories can fade, but notes don’t (as long as you don’t drop them in a … Continue reading

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How Should We Be Preparing Prairies for Climate Change?

When I wrote my recent book on prairie management, I included a very short section at the end on climate change.  Essentially, my advice to prairie managers was that managing prairies for biological diversity would help them be resilient enough to absorb climate change … Continue reading

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