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The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: Daryl Smith
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-15 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Although less than 3 percent of the original vast landscape survives, the tallgrass prairie remains a national treasure, glowing with a vast array of colorful wildflowers in spring and summer, enriched by the warm reds and browns of grasses in fall and winter. This comprehensive manual, crafted by the staff
Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie
Language: en
Pages: 346
Authors: Shirley Shirley
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-09-01 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Iowa is the only state that lies entirely within the natural region of the tallgrass prairie. Early documents indicate that 95 percent of the state—close to 30 million acres—was covered by prairie vegetation at the time of Euro-American settlement. By 1930 the prairie sod had been almost totally converted to
The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook
Language: en
Pages: 463
Authors: Stephen Packard, Cornelia Fleischer Mutel
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher:

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook is a hands-on manual that provides a detailed account of what has been learned about the art and science of prairie restoration and the application of that knowledge to restoration projects throughout the world. Chapters provide guidance on all aspects of the restoration process, from conceptualization
Tallgrass Prairie Restoration in the Midwestern and Eastern United States
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: Harold Gardner
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-12-01 - Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This work advocates the restoration of the North American tallgrass prairie, which is rapidly disappearing. Historical descriptions of prairie aesthetics are outlined. As we are experiencing a worldwide mixing of plant species, prairie restoration is particularly important. Plants alien to North America do not readily support insect populations, including all
The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest
Language: en
Pages: 131
Authors: Dave Williams
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-04-15 - Publisher: University of Iowa Press

Settlers crossing the tallgrass prairie in the early 1800s were greeted by a seemingly endless landscape of wildflowers and grasses, one of the most diverse ecosystems on our planet. Today, although the tallgrass prairie has been reduced to a tiny percentage of its former expanse, people are working to restore