Results and Accomplishments
Since 2003, the Tallgrass Prairie Partnership and it's members have solicited grants though the Landowner Incentive Program and the Nebraska Environmental Trust. A total of $725,000 was obtained for tallgrass restoration and enhancement projects, education, and identification of remaining prairies.
To date nearly half of these funds have been used or allocated for invasive tree control, prescribed burning, and improved livestock management for 39 landowners on nearly 10,000 acres. These prairie improvement projects are designed to promote native plant and wildlife diversity and abundance as well as sustained income for landowners.
The partnership recently initiated a statewide tallgrass prairie database project in order to compile all known tallgrass prairies. This project should help to better record and identify existing tallgrass prairies and target prairie improvement projects to areas where they are needed.
The partnership also provides an annual Tallgrass Prairie Management Seminar for landowners. The seminar provides information on prairie wildlife habitat needs, habitat restoration programs, livestock grazing management, and prescribed burning management.