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Prairie Restorations, Inc. was founded in 1977, one of the first companies, nationally, devoted exclusively to designing, restoring and managing native prairie plant communities. In three decades we’ve grown from three employees in a single location to a full-time staff of 45 in seven locations throughout Minnesota.

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Controlled burn at the TPC Golf Club in Blaine - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Controlled burn at TPC

An acrid cloud hung over the Tournament Players Club a couple of days last week. At the ninth hole, orange flames devoured dried-out grasses and licked at the edges of the sandy native area.

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9 acres of restored native prairie grasses, shrubs and wildflowers in Stearns Country - St. Cloud Times
Stearns Country Native Landscape

It's designed to serve busy drivers who need new license tabs and patients visiting public health nurses. But Stearns County's new westside service center will feature something else planners hope will make a lasting impression.

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Make a two-acre strip of busy roadway look like a natural prairie – MinnPost
Minneapolis Median Prairie

On Wednesday morning, there was a small ceremony in a traffic island on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis as City Council Member Kevin Reich and a handful of others planted native prairie plants.

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PRI"s unique style of farming where crops are native grass and wildflower seed - Sparks Publications
Crop Farming - Native Style

Drive through the Valley and you’ll see neat and efficient large farming operations with GPS-planted rows of corn and beans growing in precision-straight lines in the rich, dark soil.

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PRI contributed to this great article about the importance of the endangered prairie ecosystem - Inspired Home Magazine
Our Precious Natural Assets

Growing up in North Dakota, I was raised to notice the quiet and humble things that North Dakota has to offer: the endless expanse of space, the subtle change in light as seasons progress and the wind winding herself through the native grasses.

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Learn about fire’s role in maintaining the health of this diverse native landscape
Controlled burn at History Center

Conditions were right Tuesday morning for a controlled burn at the Sherburne History Center. A crew from Prairie Restorations Inc. in Princeton arrived shortly after 9 a.m. with ATV’s carrying tanks of fire suppressant material and the other tools.

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600 acre prescribed burn implemented by PRI at the Edward Brigham III Alkali Lake Sanctuary - The Jamestown Sun
Burn Conducted Improve Habitat

Flames stretched for 2 miles Friday at the Edward M. Brigham III Alkali Lake Sanctuary northeast of Jamestown. Instead of fighting the fire, staff from the sanctuary and professionals from Prairie Restoration Inc.

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You can have your own prairie! A couple’s wonderful experience with their sustainable prairie landscape - Spaces Magazine
Sustainable Yards in Minnesota

Pa Ingalls would have felt at home in the Plymouth yard of Fred and Marcy Schramm. That's because their house on a prairie was inspired by his "Little House on the Prairie.", “My husband was reading a gardening magazine and he said’

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Students at a White Bear Lake elementary school turn a weedy back lot into a science project - Minneapolis Star-Tribune
Dancing a native prairie into life in White Bear Lake

It looked a bit like a military maneuver as the entire student body of an elementary school spread out in squadrons across a dusty field on Wednesday and prepared for orders to march. But the aim was not to fight.

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Audio Interview...

PRI President Ron Bowen had the opportunity to sit down and talk with WCCO’s own Don Shelby about the environmental benefits to native landscaping.

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