Native Prairie Reclamation Research

Native prairie reclamation includes the re-establishment of soils and vegetation that complement the surrounding landscape. We are pursuing alternative re-vegetation strategies by transplanting native grass species to our reclamation sites. In addition, we use locally sourced, native hay because it acts as a natural seed source and retains moisture, accelerating the pace of reclamation. 

Lightweight panels and crimped straw are used to minimize cattle grazing and protect native grass seedlings, while still allowing for regular wildlife grazing on the rest of the site and fast tracking reclamation.