GHF is a non-profit membership organization devoted to prairie preservation and education.
Pale Purple Coneflower & Black Eyed Susan on a prairie remnant
Did you know?
- The North American prairie arose in the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, and once covered 400 million acres over the center of the U.S. from Saskatchewan to Texas. Prairies are diverse communities dominated by grasses and wildflowers.
- 75% of the tallgrass prairie biomass is underground. It created some of the most productive soils in the world. Prairie thrives amid drought, fire, and grazing due to root systems up to 15 feet deep. Learn more about Prairie Ecology.
- Only 1% of the tallgrass prairie remains today due to fire suppression and intensive crop production, making it a globally endangered ecosystem. Remaining prairies now include the Flint Hills of Kansas and Oklahoma and small remnant prairies, such as The Prairie Center in Olathe, Kansas. See Public Prairies.
How You Can Help
Rolling Prairie Learning Lab Insect Activity
GHF encourages you to participate in the following.
- Bring friends along to Visit and Enjoy Prairies.
- Make a prairie restoration excursion day with GHF on the Snyder Prairie.
- Add native plants to your garden - they help native pollinating insects, reduce erosion, and can demand less water.
- Encourage your city, county, and state to include prairie remnants and native plants in their park plans.
- Learn about Exotic Invasive Plants, and keep them out of your yard, parks and plant nurseries.
- Join GHF
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April 24, 2013 08:30am