The Missouri Prairie Foundation recently released an educational video highlighting the significant role of prairies and the need to conserve and restore these vital landscapes:
Through increased prairie conservation, restoration, and outreach we can protect and create more wildlife and pollinator habitat, clean more water, sequester more carbon, and bring more beauty home in the landscaping of our communities.
Tallgrass prairie and other temperate grasslands of the world are the most threatened, least conserved major terrestrial habitat types on earth. Learn about the many benefits of native prairie and native plants in this beautiful video from the Missouri Prairie Foundation, with funding provided by Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC.
Carrie Coyne, ASLA, SWT Design Senior Associate and Grow Native! Chair, is featured in the video, along with other experts in the field. “Why Prairie Matters” can be viewed on YouTube and on the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s website.
by Hunter Beckham, ASLA, Immediate Past PPN Council Chair and Sustainable Design and Development PPN Officer