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A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction

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A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction

Thirty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie...

NHBS Price: £16.95 $22/€18 approx

Series: Bur Oak Books

By: Carl Kurtz(Author)

70 pages, 24 colour photos, 2 maps

University of Iowa Press

Spiralbound | Mar 2001 | Edition: 1 | #200157 | ISBN: 087745745X
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Twenty-five years and many acres after planting his first patch of prairie flowers, naturalist and photographer Carl Kurtz is recognized by many as one of the deans of the great prairie revival. In A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction, Kurtz outlines the procedures and problems involved in reintroducing tallgrass prairie to landscapes large and small, giving a formula for success for all but the most extreme conditions. In chapters on seed selection and harvest, site selection, soil preparation, seeding, postplanting mowing, burning, and growth and development, the book provides a step-by-step guide to creating a diverse and well-established prairie community.

With twenty of Kurtz's own beautiful and informative color photographs illustrating the text, this handsome guide will prove indispensable whether you are restoring your back yard or your back forty. Published for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the Iowa Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.

“ …a visually pleasing booklet that provides a readable and understandable introduction to prairie and the general steps in carrying out a reconstruction. The short, focused chapters clearly outline each topic from the components of a natural prairie to the various results of a prairie planting. This brevity will provide readers with even the most casual interest in prairie a good understanding of what to look forward to in pursuing a reconstruction of their own.”
- The Prairie Enthusiast

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