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

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. . . 

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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. 

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. 

Events

Native Garden Maintenance at Little Prairie

Get involved with community gardening and help us with with maintenance at our native garden at Little Prairie Community Garden! Tasks vary each week but may include weeding, watering, planting, and prepping new areas. Click here for more information and to join our volunteer list for the garden!

Little Prairie Community Garden- Peterson Rd and Nigel Dr, Lawrence, KS

Thursday

All Summer

8 AM- 11 AM

Prairie Restoration at Black Jack Battlefield

We need your help removing woody and invasive plants from our prairie sites at Black Jack Battlefield. Click here to RSVP and find more information about the Black Jack Battlefield project.

Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park- 163 E 2000 Rd, Wellsville, KS 66092

Saturday

October 30, 2021

1 pm- 4 pm

OCT 23rd EVENT POSTPONED TO NOV 6th- Native Seed Collection with GHF

Join GHF for a day of seed collection in Anderson County, Kansas! Led by GHF staff, learn how to collect, store and identify native prairie seed. No experience needed and all ages are welcome! Click here to RSVP and find more information.

Leadplant and Paintbrush Prairies, Welda, KS

Saturday

November 7, 2021

11 am at Leadplant, 1:30 apm at Paintbrush

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Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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