The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest

The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest

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Although less than 3 percent of the original vast landscape survives, the tallgrass prairie remains a national treasure, glowing with a vast array of colourful wildflowers in spring and summer, enriched by the warm reds and browns of grasses in fall and winter. This comprehensive manual, crafted by the staff of the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa, will be an essential companion for everyone dedicated to planning, developing, and maintaining all types of prairie restorations and reconstructions in the tallgrass prairie region of Iowa, northern Illinois, northwestern Indiana, southwestern Wisconsin, southwestern Minnesota, eastern South Dakota, eastern Nebraska, northwestern Missouri, and northeastern Kansas. Focusing on conservation plantings, prairie recovery, native landscaping in yards and at schools, roadside plantings, and pasture renovations, the authors- who collectively have more than a hundred years of experience with prairie restoration-have created a manual that will be particularly useful to landowners, conservation agency personnel, ecosystem managers, native seeding contractors, prairie enthusiasts, teachers, and roadside managers. A wealth of colour and black-and-white photographs taken in the field as well as checklists and tables support the detailed text, which also includes useful online and print sources and references, a glossary, and lists of common and scientific names of all plant species discussed.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 301 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 521.63g
  • University of Iowa Press
  • Iowa, United States
  • English
  • 20 colour & 78 b&w photos, 4 drawings, 2 maps, 25 tables
  • 158729916X
  • 9781587299162
  • 2,410,437

Review quote

This manual, by four of the most knowledgeable prairie restorationists in the Upper Midwest, brings together absolutely everything that anyone, regardless of background, needs to know for proper tallgrass prairie restoration. In addition to chapters on everything from planning to implementing to managing a prairie, chapters on native seed production and restoring prairies in public spaces and along roadsides cover all that is necessary for successful prairie restorations. This book is an absolute must for anyone in the business of prairie restoration as well as a great read for any prairie enthusiast. Robert H. Mohlenbrock, distinguished professor emeritus of botany, Southern Illinois Universityshow more

About Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith is a life-long Cincinnati Reds fan who attended the first game at Riverfront Stadium and World Series games in 1970, 1972, and 1975. He is director of the Organizational Leadership program at Mount St. Joseph.show more

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