Less than 1% of the remaining prairie and oak woodland habitats are protected in parks or reserves. Private landowners hold the key to maintaining this important natural legacy.
There are many resources available to private landowners who would like to restore prairie or oak woodlands on their property. Browse the articles library for ideas on how you can improve your own property, or read about a couple of NRCS programs that could help fund your ideas.
Prairies today are dependent on active management to sustain their natural values. Whether this is controlling pest plants or ensuring rare butterflies have enough nectar, prairies can use our help. Resource agencies and other groups have developed a suite of management and restoration techniques that can help our remaining prairies thrive. These overview documents should help guide your efforts.