Great Plains Studies, Center for


Date of this Version

Fall 2002


Published in Great Plains Research 12:2 (Fall 2002). Copyright © 2002 Center for Great Plains Studies.


In the past decade there has been a slow but steady change in the field of prairie conservation. More and more research is investigating the role of natural ecological processes and factors leading to the declines in many native prairie species. Although this change should be seen as progress, achieving the needed balance between science and practical roots in conservation remains illusive.