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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. . . 

News

Thank you to all of our supporters who visited us at the Fall Native Plant Sale on Sept. 23.  We so enjoyed sharing our native gardening experiences with you! Save the date for our Spring Native Plant Sale, May 18, 2024.  

 

Read about our recent activities, updates on the Prairie Park herbicide incident and more in our Summer Newsletter!

Volunteer and learn about prairie restoration at Prairie Park this Fall!

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

Prairie Education and Restoration Workday

Join us for volunteer workday supporting our grant-funded prairie restoration project at Prairie Park! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Prairie Park- 2811 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS, 66046

Saturday

August 26, 2023

9 am to 12 pm

Prairie Education and Restoration Workday

Join us for volunteer workday supporting our grant-funded prairie restoration project at Prairie Park! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Prairie Park- 2811 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS, 66046

Thursday

September 07, 2023

5 pm to 7 pm

Fall Native Plant Sale

Visit us at the Little Prairie Community Garden to choose from about 15 different Kansas native plants, and visit with Common Ground to learn more about community gardening!

Peterson Road Park - 2250 Peterson Rd, Lawrence KS 66049

Saturday

September 23, 2023

10 am to 1 pm

Prairie Education and Restoration Workday

Join us for volunteer workday supporting our grant-funded prairie restoration project at Prairie Park! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Prairie Park- 2811 Kensington Road, Lawrence, KS, 66046

Tuesday

October 03, 2023

5 pm to 7 pm

Snyder Prairie Seed Collection

Join us for the morning on Snyder Prairie to collect prairie seed! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Snyder Prairie, Mayetta KS

Saturday

October 14, 2023

10 am to 1 pm

Prairie Seed Collection to Benefit the Prairie Park Restoration Project

Join us for a volunteer prairie seed collection day supporting our grant-funded prairie restoration project at Prairie Park! All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Blazing Star Prairie, Lawrence, KS

Sunday

October 22, 2023

1 pm to 5 pm

Restoration Workday at Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park

Join us this fall to remove invasive black locusts from the prairie at Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park! We will work in the prairie restoration adjacent to the parking area. All ages and levels of experience are welcome. Click here for more information and to RSVP.

Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park - 126 E 2000 Rd, Wellsville, KS 66092

Saturday

November 04, 2023

9 am to 12 pm

Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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