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I am writing this from Moorhead, Minnesota, where our crew is attending the annual Grassland Restoration Network workshop. This year’s workshop is being hosted by The Nature Conservancy’s Bluestem Prairie office and others working on prairie restoration in northwestern Minnesota. … Continue reading
I’m getting excited about this upcoming field season. For the first time in several years, we’re going to be attempting to harvest seed from as many prairie plant species as we can. Between about 1997 and 2005, we spent much of … Continue reading
I’ve spent much of my career restoring prairie, and I gain immense satisfaction from watching bare ground turn into beautiful prairie. Following the lead of Bill Whitney and Prairie Plains Resource Institute, we have tried to harvest seed from as … Continue reading
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
From Anne Stine, Hubbard Fellow: My big goal for this fellowship is to learn how to make a prairie from scratch. I also want to know enough about prairie restoration/management that I can evaluate a prairie’s condition and then prescribe treatments to … Continue reading
Thanks to a return visit by Mike Arduser of the Missouri Department of Conservation, it’s bee week in the Platte River Prairies. Mike came out to our sites a year ago to help us start thinking about our prairies from the perspective of bees … Continue reading
PLEASE JOIN US for a Platte River Prairies Field Day on July 13, 2012. The day will include a range of activities, aimed to introduce relative newcomers to what prairies are all about and to allow more experienced prairie biologists/naturalists a chance … Continue reading
It’s going to be a big day. I’m not sure what to call it yet, but it’ll be big. Mark July 13 on your calendar, and make plans to travel to the Platte River Prairies in Nebraska! Prairie Ecologist readers … Continue reading
When converting crop land to restored prairie, it’s always hard to predict what you’re going to get. Numerous examples prove that even when you control as many variables as possible – including soil conditions and the rate, timing, and technique of planting – no two … Continue reading
Picture a grassland dominated by little bluestem and other grass species. One that has an abundance of wildflowers, including bird’s foot violet, goat’s rue, partridge pea, and numerous varieties of goldenrod, bushclover, and tickclover – among many others. This prairie … Continue reading