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

Prairie Restoration Workday

Due to the high chance for rain, our Prairie Restoration Workday originally scheduled for Thursday 5/5, has been POSTPONED to Friday 5/20 from 5 pm to 7 pm. We appreciate your understanding and hope to see you at the rescheduled date! Join GHF and Native Lands LLC at Black Jack Battlefield to remove invasive plants and plant wildflowers and grasses! No experience needed. Click here for more information about this event.

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

Friday

May 20, 2022

5 pm to 7 pm

Prairie Restoration Workday

Join GHF and Native Lands LLC at Black Jack Battlefield to remove invasive plants and plant wildflowers and grasses! No experience needed. Click here for more information about this event.

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

Saturday

May 28, 2022

9 am to 12 pm

Native Plant Gardening Workshop

Join us for a hands-on Native Plant Gardening Workshop. This workshop will cover many topics related to gardening with natives, including garden planning and design, site preparation, and planting and early maintenance. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

Little Prairie Community Garden- Peterson Road and Nigel Drive

Saturday

June 4, 2022

1 pm to 3 pm

Volunteer Appreciation Celebration and Prairie Restoration Workday

Join GHF and Native Lands LLC at Black Jack Battlefield to wrap up the Black Jack Battlefield project and celebrate all of the volunteers who have helped make this project possible. We will do some final invasive plant removal and plant a few wildflowers and grasses. Click here for more information about this event.

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

Saturday

June 11, 2022

10 am to 1 pm

Contact Grassland Heritage Foundation

PO Box 394

Shawnee Mission, Kansas 66201

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