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Prairie Restoration

Prairie Restoration is an ecologically friendly way to restore some of the prairie land that was lost to industry, farming and commerce.

Ecologically, prairie restoration aids in conservation of our earth's topsoil, which disappears along with the prairie grasses and plants to make way for new commerce.

Conversely, much more of the prairie lands have become the fertile fields on which we grow our cereal crops of corn, barley and wheat on.

The restoration project of prairie lands can be large or small.

You can create a backyard prairie restoration that will enrich your soil, help with erosion and take up extra water in excessive rainfalls.

Prairie flowers are a big attraction to native butterflies and other pollinators which can further enhance your backyard as a low maintenance showplace.

On a larger scale, communities and even corporations are doing their part to create areas of restored prairies which in turn will store organic carbon in the soil and help maintain the biodiversity of 3000 plus species that count on the grasslands for food and shelter.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Prairie Restoration", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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