www.prairiesource.com a great source for the person who is serious about restoring their own prairie.
www.dnr.state.mn.us A great deal of information about prairies. Search the site for anything from map or prairies in Minnesota to a guide on where to buy your seeds.
http://www.npwrc.usgs.gov/ A good look at some restoration research.
http://www.bellmuseum.org/distancelearning/prairie/ An attractive, comprehensive, fun site with an interactive component.Resources
Going Native, brochure from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul. Call the DNR Information Center for a copy. Toll-free (800) 776-6000 or (651) 296-6157 in the Metro Area.How to Manage Small Prairie Fires by Wayne R. Pauly, Dane County Park Commission, Madison, WI, 1982. A great guide on how to carry out a prescribed burn. To order, call the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center (651) 296-6157 or (800)776-6000.
The Prairie Reader, North America’s only independent journal devoted to prairies and restoration. PO Box 8227, St. Paul, MN 55108.
Restoring the Tallgrass Prairie, by Shirley Shirley, University of Iowa Press, 1994. A good source of information for planting your own prairie.
Tallgrass Prairie, J. Madson, Falcon Press MT, 1993. An excellent look at prairie ecology.
The Tallgrass Prairie Restoration Handbook, edited by Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel, Island Press, 1997. This is an in-depth look at restoration topics through a collection of essays.
Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers, Doug Ladd, Frank Oberle et al., Falcon Publishing Inc. and The Nature Conservancy, 1995. Beautiful pictures and in-depth information of many prairie species.
Wild and Beautiful: A guide to the Native Wildflowers of Southeastern Minnesota, information on finding wildlfowers in their natural habitats. Call the Institute for the Development of Educational Alternatives, (800) 828-1231.Useful Organizations In the Minnesota Region
Great River Greening
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
The Nature Conservancy of Minnesota
Minnesota Native Wildflower/Grass Producers Association
The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Northern Tallgrass Prairie Project, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Did You Know?
The river is so shallow at Lake Itasca that children can walk across the Mississippi. Between Governor Nicholls Wharf and Algiers Point in New Orleans, the Mississippi is more than 200 feet deep.