Volunteers gather after burning the Snyder Prairie
Taking care of prairies has long been an important—and fun—part of prairie protection for Grassland Heritage Foundation. GHF volunteers, called "Groundhogs," assist with land management at the Snyder Prairie near Mayetta, Kansas. GHF staff, board members and in-kind partners provide expertise in land management planning & techniques, exotic species control, and prairie restoration.
GHF Land Manager, Frank Norman, leads Groundhogs work days on the third Saturday of every month except December. Frank organizes prairie management activities for all levels of skill and ability, such as seed collection, musk thistle removal, and assistance with controlled burns. Frank also works with the GHF Board to establish multi-year management plans, and to track our progress toward meeting prairie management and restoration goals.
Become a GHF Volunteer if you would like to participate with any prairie management activities.
Financial supporters are as welcome as on-the-ground volunteers. You can further GHF's progress toward prairie restoration by sponsoring critical needs such as equipment maintenance, invasive tree removal services, fence and gate improvement, and the purchase of safety equipment.
Become a Member in GHF and support our work.
Listed below are upcoming and past activities that GHF has sponsored that concern prairie management such as brush removal, prescribed burning, and controlling invasive plant species. Most occur at GHF owned Snyder Prairie.