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Ecological Integrity

We strive to establish diverse native plant community restorations that provide benefits to pollinators, wildlife, water quality, and people. We produce our own seeds and plants with a commitment to local genetic origin which means your prairie, woodland, wetland, or shoreline restoration project will be more accurate and successful. Prairie Restorations has been and continues to be an industry leader in local origin and ecological integrity.

Plants Available Now for Pre-Order!

These orders will process now and be ready for shipment or pickup in May. More plants are being added daily. 

Lynn J.

"The crew members were polite, accommodating, and competent. My calls were always promptly returned and my questions patiently answered. A pleasure to work with." 

Dale H.

"We absolutely love each and ever member of the crew and continue to gain an appreciation for the beauty and value native plantings bring to our home, lives, and community.

Brenda S.

"We are very pleased and appreciative of the work and service we received. We look forward to beautiful flowers and grasses in the years to come."

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Top Sellers

Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine) Seed
Lupinus perennis (Wild Lupine) Seed
$3.00 - $40.00
Dalea purpurea (Purple prairie clover)
Dalea purpurea (Purple prairie clover)
$3.00 - $6.00
Aronia Melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
Aronia Melanocarpa (Black Chokeberry)
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Original Minnesota Vegetation Map`
SPU C60-402
Schizachne purpurascens (False melic grass) 6-pack
Prairie Up
Prairie Up
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain mint) 6-pack
Pycnanthemum virginianum (Mountain mint) 6-pack
FRVI C60-100
Fragaria virginiana (Wild strawberry) 6-pack

The Importance of Local Ecotype

Harvesting local ecotype seed at PRI farm.

The origin or source of seeds or plants used in restoration is an important factor to consider. There can be significant variation within a species, particularly one that grows in a wide geographic range. Over time, a species will adapt to its locale, with a life cycle that fits the climate, season length, soils, and other prevalent conditions. A “local ecotype” seed or plant is sourced from a specific location and is therefore adapted to the conditions of the region from which it came. For this reason, it is important to consider the source of the seed and plants used in restoration and use local ecotype whenever possible.

We are dedicated to keeping track of the source of our materials and making wise decisions concerning genetic origin in our restoration projects. The authenticity of species and the origin of seeds and plants are at the heart of what we do.

We grow all of our seedlings and produce all of our seeds at our two farms so that we can produce the highest quality products available. Our plants for these production centers are sourced from nearby remnant prairies, guaranteeing that the plants we use for your project will be from that local ecotype.

Project Gallery

From large commercial landscape restorations to small residential gardens, we’ve done it all for more than 45 years. We love helping you restore your property to native prairie, wetland, woodland, and shoreline habitats. We provide installation, management, as well as retail purchasing options.

Our team of experts is made up of seasoned botanists, ecologists, and landscapers who are passionate about protecting and restoring native landscaping. We are an expert team ready to help you with your restoration needs.

The project gallery here provides a small look at the work we’ve completed recently. Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to work together on your project.

Anoka Ramsey College
Duluth EPA
Canal Park
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