Boots On The Ground Conservation

Our mission is to restore and manage native grasslands.

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Asclepias syriaca (milkweed)

The 2015 Spirng issue of the Prairie Promoter is now available here. The theme this time is prairie insects. Of course, there is also the strawberries and roses.

Starting in July, we will have dozens of forays into the wild to gather that most important ingredient, the seeds of native plants. So check the picking schedule, select some dates, and plan to come. There's no better way to learn about native plants.

Picking Schedule

If you find yourself in need of some equipment, you can check out the equipment store. There you'll find t-shirts, hats, picking bags, books, tools, and more. If you have other needs, or questions about prairies, savannas or native plants, you can drop us a line here.

Equipment Store

Between now and July we will be busy monitoring and managing natural areas, and preparing to create a few new ones. So, if you want to come out and meet Nature face to face, then...

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Grassland Restoration Network Workshop Registration

The Grassland Restoration Network (GRN) is an informal network of people working to improve the conservation effectiveness of grassland restoration. Through annual meetings and other communication pathways, GRN participants share information on such topics as restoration techniques, objectives, challenges, measures of success, and more. The ultimate goal is to conserve native grasslands by using restoration to defragment and enhance existing habitats.

GRN Saxton tour 2 by MS

The schedule and registration form are now available for the July 21-23 annual GRN Workshop. The workshop will be held at the Moorhead State University Regional Science Center, in Hawley, MN. You can find all the details here. Workshop capacity is limited, so reserve your spot soon.

2015 Iowa Prairie Conference



July 16-18, 2015
University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls

UNI’s Tallgrass Prairie Center will host this summer's Iowa Prairie Conference. The conference is open to anyone interested in prairies, and is attended by natural resource practitioners, educators, students and prairie enthusiasts. The event will provide opportunities for education, discussion and networking, and features workshop sessions, field trips and social events. For further information go here.