Why is Prairie Restoration important?
Updated: Mar 29, 2021
Prairie restoration will play an important role in reconnecting isolated fragments of prairie that once covered vast areas of the Midwest, while also supporting conservation and providing economic and recreational opportunities. In Indiana, prairies made up about 15 percent of the land area, primarily in northwest and west-central portions of the state. Most of the original prairie in the state has been lost to drainage, urbanization and agriculture. Restoring prairies is one step towards restoring natural areas for grazing, wildlife habitat, plant and animal bio-diversity, as well as improving water quality and quantity. These are just a few of the benefits of a prairie, contact us if you'd like to learn more.