Prairie Restorations, Inc. is the longest operating full-service ecological restoration company in the United States. We have passionately led the way in the fascinating business of native plant community restoration.
Prairies, wetlands, woodlands, and shorelines and native plant landscapes designed, installed and maintained by educated and experienced staff.
Having completed thousands of projects over the years, we've been fortunate to work with many great people on many types of projects:
Whether you're seeking to preserve or enhance an existing native landscape, or you're looking to restore what once existed in your area, PRI can help you create an authentic and ecologically-sound plan for your property. With six Minnesota locations, our services are available in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and Iowa. Going native can be an exciting process that can bring years of enjoyment and satisfaction.
We're excited to have one of our most passionate clients, Fred and Marcy Schramm in Plymouth, featured in this recent KARE-11 Grow with KARE segment. We worked with Fred and Marcy beginning 14 years ago to convert much of their property into a native prairie landscape. This beautiful restoration is now home to bluebirds, butterflies, bees and other amazing pollinators. Fred and Marcy love their prairie and enjoy giving tours to whoever is interested in learning about and experiencing their landscape!
In the early 1970's, Prairie Restorations, Inc. arose out of founder Ron Bowen's passion to restore the native prairie back to the Minnesota landscape. With less than 1% of the original prairie remaining in Minnesota, it was imperative that something needed to be done.
His answer was to build a business that was dedicated to incorporating these increasingly rare native plants into the developed landscape. Low-maintenance, beautiful and environmentally beneficial landscapes that help restore our natural heritage. One man's vision has blossomed into a full service restoration company that is dedicated to restoring and protecting all native plant communities.
PRI is very fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful clients over the years and residential, commercial, and public sector. Our clients range from large corporations to hobby farmers to suburban homeowners, all who realize the benefits of owning a native landscape. Whether it's a few hundred square feet or a thousand acres, the team at PRI can help return the beauty of native plants to your corner of the earth.
Considering both ecology and design aspects, the knowledgeable staff at PRI can help create a plan that is perfect for your site. Whether you are looking to restore a prairie, remove invasive species such as buckthorn, implement a prescribed burn or protect water quality by restoring your shoreline, PRI can help!
By their nature, agricultural fields and turf landscapes are comprised of very few species. This lack of diversity not only makes them more susceptible to disease, it provides very little in terms of wildlife habitat. But a green space rich in native species encourages the presence of a myriad of wildlife and from invaluable soil microorganisms to birds and other small animals.
People are often amazed at the abundance of songbirds and butterflies that appear once they have established a native landscape on their property. As you watch your natural landscape develop and evolve over the years, it is not uncommon to feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that your landscape is providing some much needed habitat for creatures large and small.
Whether you are in need of a few plants for your butterfly garden, or looking for enough seed to plant 1,000 acres, PRI is your source for high quality, local origin seed and plant materials. Our diverse inventory includes seed, plants, trees, shrubs, seed mixes, sod flats and more - all suitable for a variety of habitat type's.
Interested in the concept of landscaping with native plants but wondering just where to begin? A visit to our Resource Library may be the answer. Packed with pages of useful information, this library can help you get acquainted with all things native. And remember, an on-site consultation with one of our restoration ecologists is only a phone call away!
Contracted installations have always been the heart and soul of PRI's business. Our reputation as a "do it" ¯ company is well deserved, as we have planted more acres, on more sites, using a greater diversity of plant materials that any other restoration company in the Midwest. And because quality and authenticity is our primary goal, we are proud to stand behind every one of our projects!
Visit our headquarters in Princeton, MN, our newest retail Shop in Scandia, or a location nearest you