Tallgrass Prairie Center


Research and Restoration Sites

We have experiments, demonstration sites, and other study areas throughout eastern and northeastern Iowa, but we work more broadly in working landscapes throughout the Upper Midwest via participation in the conservation and ecological restoration community. Currently, our research is based in the following places:

  • Right-of-ways (IRM roadsides and other ROW)
  • Working farms (Conservation Reserve Program plantings, Prairie Strips, conservation grasslands)
  • Protected lands (Irvine Prairie)

Some research and demonstration sites are accessible to the public, and we encourage you to visit the sites after you read our technical reports, science updates, or peer reviewed publications. The following research and demonstration areas are accessible to the public:

  • Irvine Prairie
  • Prairie on Farms Research and Demonstration Area