People on a field trip to a Minnesota prairie.
Where can you meet people who share your interests in the prairie? They're out there, and you can connect with them. Whether you own land or not, there are opportunities to learn more, improve skills, give back to the prairie community, and have fun! No matter where you live in Minnesota, there is a local group interested in prairie nearby. Connect!
- Clean Up the River Environment (CURE)
- Ducks Unlimited
- Minnesota Sharp-Tailed Grouse Society
- Pheasants Forever
- Prairie Chicken Society
- Prairie Enthusiasts
- Wild Ones (Minnesota Chapters)
Many local sportsman's groups and other clubs are scattered throughout the state. A web search can help you find them.
Social media can be a great way to discuss ideas and connect with others. Many organizations and programs have social media accounts with up-to-date information and announcements. This is a good place to have your questions answered. Here are a few Minnesota organizations with social media accounts. Search for them on social media or check their website for links.
- Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources
- Minnesota Department of Agriculture
- Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
- Minnesota Ducks Unlimited
- Minnesota Native Plant Society
- Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society
- Pheasants Forever – Minnesota chapter
- The Nature Conservancy in Minnesota
- U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
- University of Minnesota Extension
- Xerces Society
- Many Soil and Water County Districts have Facebook groups or pages.
Facebook groups are another way to connect with others interested in the same topic. Here are two in Minnesota that frequently discuss prairie management: