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Tag Archives: restoration
Land managers constantly make difficult decisions without really knowing the long-term consequences of their choices. For those of you who aren’t ecologists, here are some important vocabulary terms you’ll need to know for this post. 1. Conservative species – plants or … Continue reading
Because conservation work can sometimes seem like blowing into the wind, it’s important to pause periodically to celebrate progress. For example, I am really excited about what has been accomplished in the field of prairie restoration. We’ve known for a … Continue reading
This post is by Eric Chien, one of our 2016-17 Hubbard Fellows. Eric hails from Minnesota, with an undergraduate education from Bowdoin College in Maine. He has a strong background in prairie management, and hopefully a bright future in that … Continue reading
This post was written by Evan Barrientos, one of our Hubbard Fellows. Have you ever explored a restored prairie and stopped to marvel at how the site was once a cropfield? Do you ever wonder how that transformation happens? Would … Continue reading
This post is written by Kim Tri, one of our two Hubbard Fellows for this year. Kim is an excellent artist, as well as an ecologist, writer, and land steward. As you can see, her drawings of animals are exceptional. … Continue reading
A big topic of conversation at this year’s Grassland Restoration Network (GRN) workshop had to do with designing seed mixes to combat potential invasive plant problems. When converting cropland to prairie vegetation, the first few years of establishment are sometimes … Continue reading
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
Our friends at Platte Basin Timelapse (PBT) created a very nice radio piece about our restoration work that aired on NET Radio (Nebraska Educational Telecommunications) today. The link below includes that audio, along with a transcript and short video … Continue reading
One of my favorite places within our Platte River Prairies is a restored wetland we usually call “the sandpit wetland” because it is a former sand and gravel mining pit. We restored the site over about 10 years, a little … Continue reading