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Restoring Iowa's Native Ecosystems

Prairie

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Plant native wildflowers and grasses for pollinators and songbirds. Reinvigorate your prairie with prescribed fire, mowing, and invasive species management.

Forestry

Woodland Management

Manage your woodlands for wildlife habitat, recreation, and profit. Restore an oak savanna, plant a windbreak, remove invasive species, or grow an edible landscape.

Water

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Improve water quality and create habitat for turtles, frogs, dragonflies, and other wildlife. Restore a stream, construct a wetland, grow prairie strips, or plant cover crops.

Land Walks

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Explore your land with an ecological interpreter. Define your vision, investigate new opportunities, and create a plan of action to meet your objectives.

“Luke and his crew are very knowledgeable, helpful and professional. They are also personable and easy to work with. From prescribed burns to woodland management, Prudenterra has been really good at helping me with the planning and figuring out what is possible, and then getting the work done.”

Susan Peterson

Solon, Iowa

Featured Stories

2018 Year In Review Infographic

What difference can a year make? See how many acres have been managed, trees planted, and other impacts made by Prudenterra in 2018. Click on image to enlarge.  

Highway construction prompts oak-hickory woodland restoration, archaeological discoveries

  Larry Cleverley was devastated when he learned that 30 acres of his family’s forest and pasture could be claimed by eminent domain to construct a new highway overpass. As a child, he walked there with his grandmother, searching for mushrooms and arrowheads. “My grandfather used to say that as long as he had that…

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Neighborhood Collaboration Protects Land, Evaluates Streambank Erosion

In 1971, Dick Van Deusen’s quiet woodland home near Ames was still under construction when he learned that the field across the creek was for sale. A prospective buyer intended to develop a motorcycle racetrack. Horrified at the prospect of the quiet Squaw Creek overlook being filled with smoke and engine noise, Dick set to…

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