Restoration Project

Students performing a plant survey at Prairie Acre.

Since the early 1990's, there have been several attempts to restore Prairie Acre back to its original glory. Efforts to restore and maintain the site were halted by limited resources, safety regulations with regards to regular burns, and the fact that Prairie Acre was still considered prime expansion area for the University of Kansas. 

In 2014, seniors from the Environmental Studies Programs Capstone Course, developed a restoration plan that they hoped would one day be used to guide the protection and preservation of Prairie Acre. 

Funding for this project has been provided by:

  • The Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund, through the Douglas County Community Foundation
  • Douglas May and Catherine Schwoerer
  • KU Center for Sustainability

To donate to the Prairie Acre Restoration Project, please visit our donation page. 


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