Grassland Heritage Foundation preserves prairies in eastern Kansas through education, stewardship, and land protection.

It’s a Match for Monarch Management!

Be part of our new “Managing for Monarchs” special project! Long‐time GHF supporters Dennis and Susan Lordi Marker have pledged to match donations to GHF in 2020 up to $10,000. 

Previous donations from the Markers have been used for scholarships, education programs, and management projects at Snyder Prairie. Thank you, Susan and Dennis, for your leadership, vision, and generosity.

Project funds will be used to improve habitat for monarchs and other pollinators, to add milkweed species, restore nectar species which will bloom from early in the season through late fall, remove woody species that out compete forbs in the prairie, remove cedars that create too much shade, and with enough funding, purchase an adjacent parcel to increase habitat and improve access.



Our Fall Newsletter is out now!

GHF's Annual Meeting will be help Saturday, January 23rd at 11 AM via Zoom.


Applications for the Rachel Snyder Memorial Scholarship are now open. Click here for more information and how to apply!

GHF is proud to welcome Mary Kowalski to the GHF Board!


Join a community of            prairie protectors

You can directly support prairie land management, land protection, and education in northeast Kansas as a GHF member and donor.

GHF provides hands-on prairie restoration opportunities, academic scholarships, and workshops on prairie management, native plant gardening, and prairie ecology.

Members receive the GHF newsletter, discounts on fee workshops, discounts at GHF's annual native plant sale, and workshop & event notifications. 


GHF Annual Meeting


January 23, 2021

11 AM

You are welcome to join us for our 2021 Annual Meeting! We will discuss what GHF has accomplished in the past year and what our plans and goals are for the next year. 

Contact GHF at to attend meetings online.

Tallgrass Prairie Facts

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. 

Tallgrass prairie, with three-fourths of its biomass

underground, 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. 

Only 1% of the native 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 and GHF's Snyder Prairie, Leadplant Prairie, and Roulund-Wagner Prairie.

Only 1% of the native tallgrass prairie remains today. . . 

What you can do to protect prairie

Join Grassland Heritage Foundation. Become a member of a community of prairie enthusiasts and protectors.

Visit and enjoy prairies with friends.  

Help GHF restore prairie.


Add native plants to your garden. They are needed by native pollinating insects, they reduce erosion, and they use less water.

Apply for a scholarship to advance our understanding of prairie ecology and restoration.

Encourage your city, county, and state to include prairie remnants and native plants in park and landscaping plans.

Keep exotic invasive plants out of your yard, parks and plant nurseries. 

Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

Send us a message


PO Box 394, Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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