top of page

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. . . 

IMG_8126 (1).jpg

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.

press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom
press to zoom

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

Seed Cleaning Party

Join us for a cozy afternoon indoors cleaning all of the seed that we collected last fall. The seed cleaned at this event will benefit the Prairie Park Prairie Restoration Project and restoration projects at the KU Field Station. Click here for more information and to RSVP for this event.

Armitage Education Center at the KU Field Station- 350 Wild Horse Rd, Lawrence, KS 66044

Saturday

January 28, 2023

2 pm- 4pm

Kaw Valley Seed Fair

Stop by the Kaw Valley Seed Fair for a community seed exchange! GHF will be there with native seeds and we'll have lots of information available about how to grow your own native plants.

Douglas County Fairgrounds- 2120 Harper St, Lawrence, KS 66046

Saturday

February 18, 2023

8:30 am- 2:30 pm

Seed Cleaning Party 2023 Post.png
Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

Send us a message

Your details were sent successfully!

bottom of page