Prairie Protection for Landowners
Why protect native prairie?
Prior to European settlement, more than 18 million acres of prairie covered Minnesota. A wealth of diverse species, habitats and cultures thrived here. With its fertile soil and nutritious grasses, prairie became the basis for an agricultural empire. Today, less than two percent of Minnesota's native prairie remains . It is North America's most endangered habitat type. The near elimination of native prairie has inspired many efforts to protect remaining parcels.
What can you do?
Going Native: A Prairie Restoration Handbook for Minnesota Landowners
How to Use Native Plants for Landscaping and Restoration in Minnesota
Native Plant Suppliers and Landscapers in Minnesota
Minnesota's Native Plant Communities
Roadsides for Wildlife
For more information
Minnesota Scientific & Natural Areas
Minnesota Soil and Water Conservation Districts
The Nature Conservancy - Minnesota Chapter
Northern Tallgrass Prairie Project (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)
Ducks Unlimited: Conservation
Pheasants Forever: Habitat Conservation