Prairie Acre Restoration Project
The Prairie Acre is a tract of land, now less than an acre in size, located down the hill and south from Blake and Twente Halls, and just above Sunnyside Avenue at the south entrance to campus. It was never plowed and retains some native prairie species, but has lost the majority of its species, especially wildflowers. The Capstone class of the Environmental Studies Program worked on a restoration plan in spring 2014, which we intend to use as a basis for guiding this work to restore the prairie.
Following a kick-off meeting for the Prairie Acre Restoration Project on April 28, 2015, the campus and Lawrence community are engaged in restoring the biodiversity of the only historical remnant of native prairie left on main campus. We are currently in a planning phase to finalize a restoration and maintenance plan and establish working groups that can assist with implementation. Follow our progress by clicking the tabs on the left side of the page.
If you are interested in joining us, please fill out our working group form!
You can also learn more about the Prairie Acre at KUHistory.com.