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

Grassland Heritage Foundation Annual Meeting

Interested in getting involved with GHF or want to learn more about what we have planned over the next year? Join us for our Annual Meeting over Zoom. Please email Kaitlyn at grasslandheritage@gmail.com for the meeting link.

Zoom Meeting

Tuesday

January 18, 2022

7 pm to 9 pm

Seed Cleaning Party

Join us for a cozy day of native seed cleaning! We need your help to clean seed that was collected by volunteers this past fall. No experience required! Click here for more information.

JCPRD Seed Barn at 143rd St Trailhead of Kill Creek Streamway Trail (31430 W. 143rd Street)

Saturday

January 22, 2022

10 am to 1 pm

Bird Walk and Prairie Seeding

Join us for a bird walk led by Roger Boyd, Emeritus Professor of Biology, Baker University and Field trip chair for Jayhawk Audubon Society. Following the walk, we will be disbursing native prairie seeds! Click here for more information.

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

Saurday

February, 5, 2022

9 am to 11 am

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Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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