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2020.4.13. Bjorhus, Jennifer and Greg StanleyStar Tribune. 'Hole in the Data': Coronavirus Fight Puts Environmental Fieldwork on Hold.

2020.4.9. Cabell, SondraNE Iowa. Take Safe Social Distance Trail Walks.

2020.4.6. MSU Today. MSU Scientists Discover Legacy of Past Weather Inscribed in Stories of Prairie Plant Restoration.

2020.4.1. Stabach, Jared. Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. Fantastic Beasts of the Great Plains.


2020.3.31. Crosby, CindyTuesdays in the Tallgrass. The Prairie Whispers "Courage".

2020.3.26. USDA. USDA Announces More Than 3.4 Million Acres Selected for General Sign-up Conservation Reserve Program.

2020.3.26. Mayer, MelissaEntomology Today. Deep Tracks Only: Radio Telemetry Blazes a Path for Monarch Habitat Restoration.

2020.3.24. University of SydneyEnvironmental News Network. First Map Shows Global Hotspots of Glyphosate Contamination.

2020.3.24. University of Minnesota ExtensionNo-Till Farmer. The Connection Between Soil Organic Matter and Soil Water.

2020.3.24. Royce, EmyRavalli Republic. The Surprising Benefits of Flash-Grazing.

2020.3.24. Kitchen, RubyYorkshire Post. Plants Can Share Nutrients, Yorkshire Scientists Discover in New Grassland Study.

2020.3.23. Peterson, BrianStar Tribune. A Happy Sight: Minnesota Flowers in Bloom.

2020.3.21. Herald Staff Reports. Grand Forks Herald. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Allocates Federal Conservation Funds, Grant Funds Audubon Dakota Grazing Habitat Program Etc.

2020.3.17. Penn StateScience Daily. Pesticide Seed Coatings Are Widespread but Underreported.

2020.3.17. Dokken, Brad. InForum. Nature Can Be a Source of Comfort During Uncertain Times.

2020.3.14. Austin Daily Herald. Cropland to Be Restored to Support Future Trout Stream.

2020.3.13. Monarch Joint Venture. Eastern Monarch Population Numbers Decrease 53% From Last Year.

2020.3.11Stanley, Greg. Star Tribune. Minnesota Protects 200 Acres of Rare Prairies, Old-Growth Forests in Red Wing.

2020.3.11Lounsberry, Sam. Daily Camera. Boulder Open Space Leaders, Farmers, Wildlife Advocates Tussle Over Prairie Dog Plans.

2020.3.10Streeter, Ben. PEW. Bee Lawns Generate National Buzz.

2020.3.10Stanley, Greg. Star Tribune. Thousands of Homeowners Apply for Minnesota Funding to Turn Lawns Into Bee-Friendly Habitats.

2020.3.10. Martin, Amy. North Texas e-News. Rare Native Prairie Near Texarkana Preserved by Family, Conservation Groups.

2020.3.10. Cherveny, Tom. West Central Tribune. Lac Qui Parle County Land Dispute May Be Settled Soon.

2020.3.9Hubbuch, Chris. Wisconsin State Journal. Protecting the Prairie: UW Arboretum Begins Final Phase of Decade-Long Stormwater Management.

2020.3.8Slayton, Margaret. News Press Now. Missouri Western Creates a Prairie on Campus.

2020.3.8Hernandez, Daisy. Popular Mechanics. This Plastic-Eating Caterpillar Could Be Key in Fighting an Environmental Menace.

2020.3.5USDA. The Fence Post. USDA to Open Signup March 16 for CRP Grasslands.

2020.3.4Ripley, Liz and Jacqueline Comito. Iowa State University. Ten-Year Study Shows Corn, Soybean Yields Not Affected by Cover Crops.


2020.2.29. Stanley, GregStar Tribune. A Crisis Deeply Rooted: Complexity of Restoring Our Prairies Entangles Climate Change Fight.

2020.2.27. Quinn, Lauren. Illinois Aces. Illinois Study Shows Universally Positive Effect of Cover Crops on Soil Microbiome.

2020.2.21. Bullinger, JakeBitterroot. Montana's Grand Prairie Experiment.

2020.2.20. Kennedy, TonyStar Tribune. Fight Over Land Sale to DNR Moves to Court in Western Minnesota.

2020.2.18. Bennett, ChrisAg Web. Russell Hedrick Harvest Dollars in Yield vs. Profit Farm Battle.

2020.2.17. Hettinger, JohnathanCivil Eats. Jury Awards $265M in Damages in Dicamba Trial Against Monsanto, BASF.

2020.2.17. Carrington, DamianWired. A Car 'Splatometer' Study Finds Huge Insect Die-Off.

2020.2.12. Higgins, AdrianThe Washington Post. A Native Plant Guru's Radical Vision for the American Yard.

2020.2.11. Dumas, Carol RyanCapital Press. Diversity Has the Power to Regenerate Farmland.

2020.2.10. Knight, SamThe New Yorker. Can Farming Make Space for Nature?

2020.2.6. St. Clair, Adrienne Basey, Peter W. Dunwiddle, Jeremie B. Fant, Thomas N. Kaye, and Andrea T. Kramer. Restoration Ecology. Mixing Source Populations Increases Genetic Diversity of Restored Rare Plant Populations.

2020.2.6. Monarch Joint Venture. Conservation Grasslands Provide More Monarch Habitat Than Previously Thought.

2020.2.5. Burgdorfer, Bob. Farm Futures. A Champion for Healthy Soil.

2020.2.5. Biasotti, Tony. Morning Ag Clips. Virginia Tech Testing Bee-Friendly Forage for Cattle.

2020.2.3. University of Minnesota Extension. Minnesota Crop News. Phosphorus Fertilizer Application Only Needed Every Other Year in Corn-Soy Rotation.

2020.2.1. Soils Matter. Great American Prairies – The Most Endangered Ecosystem on Earth?


2020.1.29. Blevins, Jason. Colorado Sun. Nearly Half of Americans Didn't Go Outside to Recreate in 2018. That Has the Outdoor Industry Worried.

2020.1.29. Practical Farms of Iowa. Cereal Rye Cover Crop for Reducing Herbicides in Soybeans, 2019.

2020.1.28. Bower, Alisha. Wallaces Farmer. New Oat, Wheat Markets Debut in Iowa.

2020.1.26. Prairie Sportsman. Pioneer PBS. Birds of the Prairie.

2020.1.24. Vollstedt, Megan. Successful Farming. The Power of Prairie: A Dynamic Native Resource Is Put to Work to Conserve the Land.

2020.1.23. Imbler, Sabrina. Atlas Obscura. How to Identify Wildflowers Without Bothering to Get Off the Highway.

2020.1.20. Lane, Jaxon. St. Croix 360. Looking for Long Lost Prairie Remnants in Afton State Park.

2020.1.20. Voth, KathyOn Pasture. Let's Watch Grass Grow!

2020.1.16. Kobilinsky, Dana. The Wildlife Society. Are Wildlifers' Values Changing?

2020.1.14. Rose, Jorgen. Practical Farmers. Using Prescribed Burning to Manage On-Farm Habitat.

2020.1.14. Leahy, Mike J., Steven Buback, and Calvin J. Maginel IIIBioOne. Twenty Years of Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction and Restoration at Pawnee Prairie Natural Area, Missouri.

2020.1.14. Gibbons, KaitlinThe Miami County Republic. Weaving Strips of Prairie Into a Sustainable Solution.

2020.1.10. Begemann, SonjaAg Web. How to Prove the Value of Healthy Soil.

2020.1.9. Kraker, DanMPR News. No Child Left Inside: Small Grants for Getting Kids Outdoors in High Demand.

2020.1.5. Fergus, RachelGrand Forks Herald. Perennial Grain Kernza Taking Root in Minnesota.

2020.1.2. McGee, JamieAberdeen News. Solar Company Merges Energy Production with Sheep Grazing to Restore Soil, Biodiversity.


2019.12.27. Klemek, BlaneDL-Online. Prairie Chickens Survive and 'Boom' in Minnesota.

2019.12.26. Krall, KenWXPR. Pollinating a Rare Plant Species by Hand Pays Off.

2019.12.24. Brown, RozKELO. Aiming to Keep South Dakota's Wildlife Off Endangered List.

2019.12.23. Maki, GlendaCrystal Lake-Cary Patch. TLC Preserves 83 Acres of Wetland, Sedge Meadow and Wet Prairie.

2019.12.22. Schneider, RuthRedwood Times. Humboldt County Supervisors Lay Out Renewable Energy Goals.

2019.12.22. de Boer, KarenCool Green Science. A New Life for Old Bird Data.

2019.12.21. Swanson, LorraineOak Lawn Patch. Controlled Burns Set for Wolfe Wildlife, Chicago Ridge Prairie.

2019.12.19. Iowa Department of Natural ResourcesThe Oskaloosa Herald. Private Lands Efforts Are Reestablishing Habitat.

2019.12.19. Helzer, ChrisThe Prairie Ecologist. Why Telling Prairie Stories Matters.

2019.12.19. Hage, JeffMonticello Times. School Land to Be Restored to Prairie State.

2019.12.19. Cortese, DarioMedium. Mycorrhizal Fungi: All You Need to Know About the Internet of Plants.

2019.12.19. Barkham, PatrickThe Guardian. Lawn-Mowing Reduction Can Help Wildlife, Says Study.

2019.12.18. Kennedy, TonyStar Tribune. Four-Year Plans to Increase Habitat for Ducks and Pheasants Released.

2019.12.16. Manos, JaridVegWorld Magazine. Patagonia to Double All Donations for Great Plains Restoration Council Through Dec. 31, 2019.

2019.12.16. Belz, AdamStar Tribune. As Flooding and Erosion Rise, More Farmers Buck Tradition and Plant Cover Crops.

2019.12.15. Okon, BobThe Joliet Herald-News. Prescribed Burns in December Are Part of Midewin Restoration.

2019.12.15. CNN WireFox 59. 100-Year-Old Golf Course Turned Into Naturalized Prairie.

2019.12.13. Special to the News. The Hutchinson News. PHMS Students Plant Native Prairie for Pollinators.

2019.12.13. Clark, Gary. Houston Chronicle. Sparrows Flock to Texas' Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge.

2019.12.13. Benzschawel, Celeste. Peninsula Pulse. Research Station Aims to Pull in Pollinators.

2019.12.12. Endres, Susan. Baraboo News Republic. Sauk Prairie, Mud Lake State Lands Get Extra Pheasants for Holiday Hunting Opportunities.

2019.12.12. Ducey, Marjie. Omaha World-Herald. It's Not Too Early to Think About What You're Planting in Your Garden Next Year.

2019.12.12. Bylander, C.B. Star Tribune. First Light Has a Special Electricity for Photographers, Wildlife-Watchers and Others.

2019.12.11. Science Daily. Trashed Farmland Could Be a Conservation Treasure.

2019.12.9. Bottemiller Evich, HelenaPolitico. How a Closed-Door Meeting Shows Farmers Are Waking Up on Climate Change.

2019.12.8. Hegyi, NateNPR. Big Money Is Building a New Kind of National Park in the Great Plains.

2019.12.5. Simanonok, Michael P. and Laura A. BurkleOecologia. High-Severity Wildfire Limits Available Floral Pollen Quality and Bumble Bee Nutriction Compared to Mixed-Severity Burns.

2019.12.5. Nuelle, Ben. Agri-Pulse. USDA Kicking Off First CRP General Signup in Four Years.

2019.12.4. Nicholson, Charlie C., Kimiora L. Ward, et alEcology Letters. Mismatched Outcomes for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Testing the Responses of Crop Pollinators and Wild Bee Biodiversity to Habitat Enhancement.

2019.12.4. Johnson, Marie TDetroit Lakes Tribune. Vanishing Birds Have Local Conservationists Talking About Solutions.

2019.12.3. Sun Sailor. Deer Management in Eden Prairie Under Way.

2019.12.2. Peach, Daniel A.HThe Conversation. The Bizarre and Ecologically Important Hidden Lives of Mosquitoes.

2019.12.2. CBS News. Nature Up Close: Whooping Cranes Are Finally Making a Comeback.

2019.12.1. Freedman, Eric. The Sault News. For One Butterfly, Michigan May Be Its Last, Best Hope.



2019.11.29. Kart, JeffForbes. Peer Pressure Linked to Fertilizers and Pesticides on Lawns; Could Wildflowers Follow?

2019.11.27. Marohn, Kirsti and Daniel AckermanMPR News. Painstaking Efforts to Restore Minnesota's Freshwater Mussels Paying Off.

2019.11.26. Mize, JeffreyThe Columbian. Feds Propose Delisting Long-Endangered Wildflower.

2019.11.26. Hays, BrooksUPI. Restored Prairie Rescues Famished Bees Living on the Farm.

2019.11.26. Ackerman, DanielMPR News. The Unnatural History of Minnesota's Freshwater Mussels.

2019.11.25. Marohn, KirstiMPR News. Minnesota's Native Mussels: Still in Peril, but Signs of Hope.

2019.11.25. Leigh Painter, KristenStar Tribune. Food Startup Blue Nest Offers Beef From Cattle That Fix Climate-Change Problems.

2019.11.24. Covering Katy News. 150 Volunteers to Plant Nearly 650 Native Plants on Katy Prairie.

2019.11.23. Loyola, MarioThe Atlantic. Stop the Ethanol Madness.

2019.11.21. Esri and U.S. Department of AgricultureArcGIS. Farming for the Future: How Science, Data, and Location Intelligence Support Sustainable U.S. Agriculture.

2019.11.20. Matthews, Darronté. CIProud. Wildlife Prairie Partners With Veterinary Students to Help With Animal Vaccines.

2019.11.18. Yong, EdThe Atlantic. What America Lost When It Lost the Bison.

2019.11.18. Bennett, ChrisFarm Journal's AgPro. Gone With the Wind: How to Lose a Lifetime of Soil Health.

2019.11.18. Science Daily. A Century Later, Plan Biodiversity Struggle in Wake of Agricultural Abandonment.

2019.11.16. Kraus, AlanFaribault Daily News. Perennial Grain Crop – Kernza – Connects Local Farms and Brewers.

2019.11.13. Marohn, KirstiMPR News. St. Croix River, 580 Other Waterways Added to State's List of Troubled Waters.

2019.11.13. Helzer, ChrisThe Prairie Ecologist. What Does Habitat Look Like on a Ranch?

2019.11.7. Krzmarzick, RandyThe New Ulm Journal. Weeds: Find a Way to Keep the Birds.

2019.11.6. Jones, JeremyHutchinson Leader. A Symbiotic Success Story.

2019.11.5. Orrick, DaveTwin Cities Pioneer Press. Are Pesticides Poisoning Minnesota's Deer? Hunters Will Offer Up Deer Spleens as Part of Study.

2019.11.1. Brandenburg, JimMinnesota Conservation Volunteer. Into the Great Wide Open.

2019.11.1. Benage, Megan MMinnesota Conservation Volunteer. In It for the Wonder: A DNR Ecologist Meditates on Her Love of the Prairie.

2019.11. Gasch, Caley, and Jodi DeJong-HughesNDSU Extension. Soil Organic Matter Does Matter.



2019.10.30. Brasher, PhilipAgri-Pulse. Historic Conservation Reserve Program Signup in Sight Amid Lagging Farm Economy.

2019.10.29. Pates, MikkelDuluth News Tribune. Second Year of Wet Harvest Takes Tiling Plans Off Back Burner.

2019.10.27. Monahan, KatherineToronto Star. City of Toronto Program Helps Homeowners Create Pollinator Gardens.

2019.10.21. Voth, KathyOn Pasture. New Discovery on the Mechanics of Keeping Carbon in the Soil and What It Means for Your Pastures.

2019.10.15. Beacom, NathanCivil Eats. Planting Native Prairie Could Be a Secret Weapon for Farmers.

2019.10.14. Williams, TedSlate. Roundup Hysteria.

2019.10.13. Stanley, GregStar Tribune. Where Are All the Pheasants? Habitat Loss Is Tied to More Farming.

2019.10.12. Cherveny, TomWest Central Tribune. Passion for the Prairie.

2019.10.12. Bittman, MarkPBS. Can Sustainable Farming Save Iowa's Precious Soil and Water?

2019.10.7. Iowa Farmers Today. Iowa Scientists Study How Prairie Strips Affect Soil Health.

2019.10.4. Rosenberg, Kenneth V., Adriaan M. Dokter, Peter J. Blancher, et alScience. Decline of the North American Avifauna.

2019.10.3. Schrage, Analysis IDs Ag Practices to Fight Flood, Drought.

2019.10.2. Zimmer, CarlThe New York Times. These Butterflies Evolved to Eat Poison. How Could That Have Happened?

2019.10.1. Gass, HenryChristian Science Monitor. Houston's Pocket Prairies: Natural Solutions to Unnatural Flooding.



2019.9.30. King, GraceThe Gazette. Landowners Challenged to 'Save the World' by Planting Native Prairies.

2019.9.30. Helzer, ChrisThe Prairie Ecologist. Flies, Flies, and More Flies.

2019.9.27. The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. CBC-TV. Grasslands: A Hidden Wilderness.

2019.9.27. Damschen, Ellen I., Lars A. Brudvig, Melissa A. Burt, et al. Science. Ongoing Accumulation of Plant Diversity Through Habitat Connectivity in an 18-Year Experiment.

2019.9.25. Schulson, MichaelUndark. In a New Study on Bird Loss, Some Scientists Say Subtlety Is Lost, Too.

2019.9.18. Yale Environment 360. New Jersey Soil Microbe Shown to Break Down 'Forever Chemicals'.

2019.9.17. Helzer, ChrisThe Prairie Ecologist. A Deep-Rooted Prairie Myth.

2019.9.16. Quinn, LaurenIllinois Aces. Palmer Amaranths Molecular Secrets Reveal Troubling Potential.

2019.9.10. Roy, Charlotte L., Pamela L. Coy, Da Chen, Julia Ponder, and Mark JankowskiScience of the Total Environment. Multi-scale Availability of Neonicotinoid-treated Seed for Wildlife in an Agricultural Landscape During Spring Planting.

2019.9.9. Gaul, Alma. The Quad-City Times. Volunteers at Fairmount Cemetery Working to Preserve a Remnant of Iowa's Original Prairie.

2019.9.9. Garcia, Reina. KSNT. Protecting the Prairie: How the Nature Conservancy Is Helping Preserve What's Left.

2019.9.8. The Spencer Daily Reporter. History, Habitat, and Location Collide to Make Waterman Prairie a True Iowa Treasure.

2019.9.6. Pampuro, Amanda. Courthouse News Service. USDA Sued Over Killing of Plagued Urban Prairie Dogs.

2019.9.6. Ahmed, Amal. Texas Observer. How Texas Prairies Could Help Combat Climate Change.

2019.9.6. The Courier. UNI Dedicating Prairie Preserve to Visionary Professor.

2019.9.5. Teasdale, Aaron. Sierra Club. Building an American Serengeti in Montana.

2019.9.3. May, Jake. MLive. Rare Oak Savanna Restoration Underway at New Michigan Park.

2019.9.3. Fischer, Jim. This Week News. Whetstone Prairie Restoration Flourishes.

2019.9.1. Petersen, Christine. Minnesota Nature Conservancy. Thunder on the Plains.


August 2019

2019.8.30. Mithaqiyan, Sarv. Hutchinson Leader. Pheasants Forever Develops Kingston Wildlife Management Area.

2019.8.29. Vollman, Alexandra. Modern Conservationist. Threatened American Prairies: Crucial for Their Biodiversity, Native Grasslands Need a Helping Hand.

2019.8.27. Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. Scientists Studying Effect of Climate Change, Invasives in Minnesota - Plant by Plant.

2019.8.19. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. How Short and How Often Should You Graze Your Grass.

2019.8.19. Helzer, Chris. Cool Green Science. Focus on Native Bees, Not Honey Bees.

2019.8.16. Decker, Brenna L., and Alexandra N. Harmon-ThreattSpringer Nature. Growing or Dormant Season Burns: The Effects of Burn Season on Bee and Plant Communities.

2019.8.16. Gunderson, DanMPR News. Big Buzz About Program to Turn Lawns Into Pollinator Habitat.

2019.8.14. Helzer, ChrisThe Prairie Ecologist. Grasses Have Flowers Too.

2019.8.12. Voth, KathyOn Pasture. Comparing Rotational and Continuous Grazing – A Time Lapse Video.

2019.8.12. Stafford Mader, LindsayThe Observer. As Monarch Populations Continue to Decline, a Grassroots Movement of Native Milkweed Stewards Is Emerging Across Texas.

2019.8.12. Capital Journal. Farmers Prevented From Planting Crops on More Than 19 Million Acres.

2019.8.6. Leahy, Stephen. National Geographic. Insect 'Apocalypse' in U.S. Driven by 50x Increase in Toxic Pesticides.

2019.8.6. Akron Beacon Journal. Organic Farming Conference to Include Pollinators Presentation.

2019.8.5. Markey, MattThe Toledo Blade. Ducks Unlimited Puts More Than $3 Million Into Ohio Projects.

2019.8.3. Parr, Kate, and Caroline Planting Trees Is a Good Idea, but Not Everywhere – Especially Not in Grasslands.

2019.8.1. White, SteveNTV ABC. Regenerative Farming Could Be Good for Soil and Pocketbook.

2019.8.1. Nicholson, KieranThe Denver Post. Plague Confirmed in Commerce City Prairie Dogs; Rocky Mountain Arsenal Closes.


July 2019

2019.7.31Hirtzer, Michael. Bloomberg. Grain Traders Lash Out After USDA Trumpets Flawed Corn Data.

2019.7.30The Associated Press. KOB4. Some in New Mexico Vow to Fight Prairie Chicken Lawsuit.

2019.7.28Dokken, Brad. Agweek. 'Cows Are Awesome': Working Grasslands Partnership Uses Managed Cattled Grazing to Benefit Habitat and Wildlife on Expired CRP Lands in North Dakota.

2019.7.27Kennedy, Tony. Star Tribune. New Duck and Pheasant Plans Emphasize Benefits Beyond Hunting.

2019.7.28Casteel, Chris. The Oklahoman. Struggle Resumes Over Whether Lesser Prairie Chicken Needs Federal Protection.

2019.7.24Molseed, John. PostBulletin. DNR Needed Help Managing Prairies on Steep Hillsides. They Called on Goats.

2019.7.23Krohn, Tim. Mankato Free Press. MPCA Reports Show Need for Dramatic Reduction in Soil Entering Rivers.

2019.7.17Silvola, Caro. Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center. How Goat-Grazing Research Is Helping With Buckthorn Control.

2019.7.15Bluestem Prairie. On the Tao of Butterflies & Bumblebees News About Pollinators Flits Throught Greater MN Press.

2019.7.12Fleming Hayes, Rhonda. Star Tribune. Plants for the Garden: Native vs. Native Enough.

2019.7.11KARE11. Youtube. Sven Explains: The Plight of the Dakota Skipper Butterfly.

2019.7.9Dokken, Brad. Northland Outdoors. Mentor Prairie Wildlife Management Area a Showcase for Richardson's Ground Squirrels.

2019.7.8Korzenowski, Molly. Twin Cities Pioneer Press. Minnesota Zoo to Release 400 Endangered Dakota Skipper Butterflies.

2019.7.7Schumacher, Kylie. The Coloradoan. Soapstone Prairie a Haven for Vulnerable Wildlife and Humans, Too.

2019.7.7Dokken, Brad. Grand Forks Herald. Mentor Prairie Wildlife Management Area a Showcase for Richardson's Ground Squirrels.

2019.7.5Woodin, Debby. The Joplin Globe. A Place on the Prairie: Settlement of Mining Contamination to Fund Wildlife Habitat.

2019.7.5Junker, Lisa. Entomology Today. Research That's for the Birds: Grazed Land Increases Insect Food Supply for Sage Grouse.

2019.7.2Muyskens, John, Laris Karklis, and Andrew Van Dam. The Washington Post. Midwestern Farmers' Struggles With Extreme Weather Are Visible From Space.

2019.7.2Sealy News. Prairie Restoration Helps With Flooding.

2019.7.1Waters, Hannah. Audubon. Grazing Like It's 1799: How Ranchers Can Bring Back Grassland Birds.

2019.7.1Kissinger, Jessie. Popular Mechanics. Give Your Yard Back to Nature.


June 2019

2019.6.28Kumar, Pushpam. Columbia University Earth Institute. Nature-Based Solutions: The Missing Ingredient in Climate Adaptation?

2019.6.26Fitzgerald, Austin. Pine Woodland Restoration Creates Haven for Birds in Midwest, Study Finds.

2019.6.25Shea, Jessica. National Geographic. Educator Spotlight: Protecting Our Prairies.

2019.6.25Greenwood, Dan. Mankota Free Press. Local Group Aims to Bring Back Region's Diminishing Prairies.

2019.6.24Yong, Ed. The Atlantic. Monarch Butterflies Reared in Captivity Lack a Crucial Ability.

2019.6.24Roy, Charlotte L. and Andrew J. Gregory. Springer Nature. Landscape Genetic Evaluation of a Tallgrass Prairie Corridor Using the Greater Prairie.

2019.6.20NABCI Canada. The State of Canada's Birds 2019.

2019.6.17Kane, Will. To Help the Bees, Protect the Prairie.

2019.6.14Belsie, Laurent. Christian Science Monitor. Habitat Meets Profit As Ranchers Restore Native Prairies.

2019.6.13Defenders of Wildlife. High Plains Journal. Lawsuit Seeks Endangered Species Protection for Lesser Prairie Chicken.

2019.6.12Roseboro, Ken. Civil Eats. Regenerating the Soil Transformed This Indiana Farm.

2019.6.11Stateside Staff. NPR Michigan Radio. Endangered Butterfly Is a "Canary in the Coal Mine" for Water Quality in Michigan.

2019.6.10Stokstad, Erik. Science Mag. Twice As Many Plants Have Gone Extinct Than Birds, Mammals, and Amphibians Combined.

2019.6.10Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. New Appreciation for a Minnesota Fish Long Considered Junk.

2019.6.9Biba, Erin. Gizmodo. Your Cheap-Ass Bee House Is Probably Killing the Bees.

2019.6.7Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. Art From Invasive Species Creates Conversations About Conservation.

2019.6.6Schardin, Tom. SW News Media. Better, More Accurate Maps to View Wetlands.

2019.6.5. Volz, MattAssociated Press. Court Fight Could Affect Future of Bison in Montana.

2019.6.5Stanley, Treg. Star Tribune. Minnesota Lawmakers Approve $4 Million to Build National Loon Center in Crosslake.

2019.6.4Klein, JoAnna. The New York Times. Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp.

2019.6.4Goetz, KaomiTwin Cities PBS. What Does It Take to Bring MN's Bison Herds Back?

2019.6.3Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Releases Minnesota's National Wetlands Inventory Update.

2019.6.3Hance, Jeremy. Mongabay. The Great Insect Dying: A Global Look at a Deepening Crisis.

2019.6.3Dorenkamp, Mark. Brownfield Ag News. Study Shows Cover Crops Reduce Nitrate Loss in Tile Drainage.

2019.6.1Kennedy, Tony. Star Tribune. Bigger Problems in the Wilderness Mean Bigger Spending Set by Legislators.

May 2019

2019.5.31. Moon, When a Dominant Herbicide Becomes Less Effective, What Next?

2019.5.31. Gunderson, DanMPR News. Meet the Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Minnesota's New Bee Ambassador.

2019.5.31. Bergquist, Charles and Ira FlatowScience Friday. When a Dominant Herbicide Becomes Less Effective, What Next?

2019.5.30. Stanley, GregStar Tribune. Program to Pay Minnesota Homeowners to Let Their Lawn Go to the Bees.

2019.5.23. Puckett, KarlGreat Falls Tribune. Plague Wipes Out Prairie Dogs, Ferrets at Montana's UL Bend.

2019.5.22. Gunderson, DanMPR News. Farmers Testing New Fertilizer Alternative: Bacteria.

2019.5.20Associated Press. WILX. Land Purchase to Restore Endangered Butterfly Habitat.

2019.5.13Mccormick, Tori JStar Tribune. Conservation Corps Leans in With a Little Sweat and a Lot of Service.

2019.5.8Shamoon, Hila. Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. Tracking Bison Across the Grasslands of Montana.

2019.5.7Miller, Ashley. Ask the Expert: A Pollinator Q&A with Karin Jokela.

2019.5.6Plumer, Brad. The New York Times. Humans Are Speeding Extinction and Altering the Natural World at an 'Unprecedented' Pace.

2019.5.5Dokken, Bradley S. Grand Forks Herald. More Bust Than Boom for Dwindling Prairie Chickens in Grand Forks County.

2019.5Saunders, Manu E. American Scientist. No Simple Answers for Insect Conservation.


April 2019

2019.4.30Deines, Tina. Ensia. Think Native Grasslands Are Just a Bunch of "Boring Grass"? Think Again.

2019.4.30Daley, Jim. Scientific American. As Pesticide Turns Up in More Places, Safety Concerns Mount.

2019.4.28Worland, Gayle. Wisconsin State Journal. Art on the Trail Puts Nature, Art Side by Side.

2019.4.28Whye, Mike. Omaha World-Herald. Iowa: Go Eye to Eye with Bison; Watch Prairie Chickens Dance; Spy an Eagle Soaring High.

2019.4.28Mertens, Kevin. Faribault County Register. Bringing the Prairie to Life.

2019.4.26Stanley, Greg. Star Tribune. Scientists Breed Hazelnuts As the Next Cash Crop for Midwest Farmers.

2019.4.26Science Friday. Cities Are Turning Flood Water Into Freshwater.

2019.4.26Ford, Ashley. Waxahachietx Faily Light. Waxahachie Resident Prepares Blackland Prairie for Wildlife, Wildflower Adventure Event.

2019.4.24Freijat, Julie. The Collegian. Konza Prairie Biological Station Provides Land for Research on Ecology, Conservation.

2019.4.24Carbone, Lucas M., Julia Tavella, Juli G. Pausas, and Ramiro Aguilar. Wiley. A Global Synthesis of Fire Effects on Pollinators.

2019.4.23Wood, T.J., J. Gibbs, K. K. Graham, and R. Isaacs. Ecological Society of America. Narrow Pollen Diets Are Associated with Declining Midwestern Bumble Bee Species.

2019.4.23Sorensen, Eric. Washington State University. WSU Researchers See Health Effects Across Generations from Popular Weed Killer.

2019.4.22Minnesota Department of Agriculture. MDA Finds Palmer Amaranth in Feed Screenings.

2019.4.18McCoy, Mary Kate. Wisconsin Public Radio. UW-Madison Arboretum Added to National Register of Historic Places.

2019.4.16Wilson, Rylee. The Daily Iowan. University of Iowa Students Restore Native Prairies for Monarch Migration.

2019.4.16Kobilinsky, Dana. The Wildlife Society. Mowing for Monarchs.

2019.4.16. The Longspur Prairie Fund. Spring 2019 Quarterly Newsletter.

2019.4.15Renkl, Margaret. The New York Times. To Nurture Nature, Neglect Your Lawn.

2019.4.14Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Landowners in Minnesota and Elsewhere Are Creating a Movement.

2019.4.11Daly, Natasha. National Geographic. Earth's Grasslands Are Vanishing. See the Wildlife That Calls Them Home.

2019.4.9German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research. Plant Diversity Increases Insect Diversity.

2019.4.8. Grzeskiewicz, MegOn Pasture. Temporary Perimeter Fencing.

2019.4.5Kaczke, Lisa. Sioux Falls Argus Leader. South Dakota Begins Predator Bounty Program to Boost Pheasant Hunting Despite Opposition, Questions.

2019.4.3. Northland Outdoors. South Dakota Predator Bounty Program Begins.

2019.4.1. Newport, Alan. Beef Producer. Native Grasses Win Performance Tests.

2019.4.1Iowa State University News Service. New Grant Will Allow ISU Scientists to Study How Prairie Strips on Farms Affect Soil Health Over Time.


March 2019

2019.3.30. Belz, Adam. Star Tribune. Farmland Prices Reach Historic Highs in Upper Midwest.

2019.3.26. Gates, Bill. GatesNotes. We Should Discuss Soil As Much As We Talk About Coal.

2019.3.26. Carrington, Damian. The Guardian. Widespread Losses of Pollinating Insects Revealed Across Britain.

2019.3.26. Dickinson County News. Prairie Chicken Day Set for April 6.

2019.3.25. Yurkonis, Kathryn A., Josie Dillon, Devan A. McGranahan, David Toledo, and Brett J. Goodwin. Fire Ecology. Seasonality of Prescribed Fire Weather Windows and Predicted Fire Behavior in the Northern Great Plains.

2019.3.25. Kansas Ag Connection. USAgNet. Scientists Study How Soil Microbiome Affects Prairie Health.

2019.3.23. Nicolaus, Ruth. Tri-State Livestock News. Back in Grass: Producers See Returns in Returning Farmland to Grassland.

2019.3.21. Daley, Jim. Scientific American. Study on Week Killers and Monarch Butterflies Spurs Ecological Flap.

2019.3.19. South Dakota State University. New Approach to Stem Soil Erosion.

2019.3.18. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Why Are Scientists So Bad at Using Words?

2019.3.11. Roberts, Siobhan. The New York Times. She Invented a Board Game with Scientific Integrity. It's Taking Off.

2019.3.11. Successful Farming Staff. Successful Farming. Join the Soil Health Revolution.

2019.3.10. Halliwell, Anne. AP News. Greenspace: Who'll Influence Farmers? Other Farmers.

2019.3.5. Gewin, Virginia. Successful Farming. New Market Planned to Pay Farmers for Soil Carbon, Water Quality.

2019.3.5. The Applied Ecologist's Blog. U.S. Policy-Based Management Improves Grassland Bird Nest Survival -- Although Finder-Scale Habitat Has Superior Predictive Ability.

2019.3.5. Jibben, Betsy. AgWeb. CRP Acres in Limbo As Farmers Wait for Sign-Ups to Begin.

2019.3.5. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Environmental Education Might Be Solution to Making Natural Resources Relevant.

2019.3.4. Painter, Kristen Leigh. Star Tribune. General Mills Announces Regenerative Land-Use Goal: 1 Million Acres by 2030.

2019.3.4. Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. Bee Proud: Minnesota Is Among the Best at Protecting Pollinators.

2019.3.3. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Wildlife, Water -- Or More Crops? Both Sides Have Their Points.

2019.3. National Wildlife Federation. New Research Findings Link Biofuel Mandate to Environmental Harm.


February 2019

2019.2.25. Lambert, Jonathan. NPR News. Greener Childhood Associated with Happier Adulthood.

2019.2.17. Cherveny, Tom. West Central Tribune. Conservation in Challenging Times.

2019.2.17. Juchems, Elizabeth. Corn + Soybean Digest. Ten-Year Cover Crop Study Challenges Negative Yield Perceptions.

2019.2.14. Whittington, Gordon. North American Whitetail. Tracking Deer Providing Valuable CWD Information.

2019.2.12. Rominiecki, Joe. Entomological Society of America. On the Fate of Insects, Most Troubling Is How Much Is Still Unknown.

2019.2.11. NewsCenter1Staff. Gov. Kristi Noem Appoints Two New Members to Game, Fish and Parks Commission.

2019.2.11. Garfield Farm Museum. Daily Herald. 'Caring for Life that Sustains Us': Introduction to Native Plants, Their Care and Management.

2019.2.11. Drake, Phil. Great Falls Tribune. Bill Taps Into the Wild and Domestic Side of Bison.

2019.2.11. Anderson, Stephanie. The Conversation. Regenerative Agriculture Can Make Farmers Stewards of the Land Again.

2019.2.11. Advantage News. Spring Events to Provide Paths for Restoring Green Spaces.

2019.2.10Weniger, Deanna. Pioneer Press. Dakota County Considering Bison to Help Restore Prairies. Animals Called a 'Keystone Piece'.

2019.2.10Carrington, Damian. The Guardian. Plummeting Insect Numbers 'Threaten Collapse of Nature'.

2019.2.9Jensen, Tyler. Morrison County Record. LF Hopes for Speedy Solution to Wastewater Fund Battle.

2019.2.8. Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. Where the Bison Roam.

2019.2.8. Perkins, JohnBrownfield Ag News for America. USDA: Record High Soybean Production in 2018.

2019.2.6. Pomplun, Gillian. Landowners Urged to Protect Driftless Region as 'Biodiversity Hotspot'.

2019.2.6. The Osakis Review. Here's How a Conservationist Evaluates a Field.

2019.2.4Gerrish, Jim. On Pasture. Teaching Cattle to Grace Like Goats.

2019.2.3Cherveny, Tom. West Central Tribune. Land Debate Takes Center Stage: Lac qui Parle County Not Inclined to Add More Public Land.

January 2019

2019.1.30. Sherman, Christopher. AP News. Monarch Population Up 144 Percent at Mexico Wintering Grounds.

2019.1.29. Zirbel, Chad R., Emily Grman, Tyler Bassett, Lars A. Brudvig. The Ecological Society of America. Landscape Context Explains Ecosystem Multifunctionality in Restored Grasslands Better Then Plant Diversity.

2019.1.28. Knutson, Jonathan. AgWeek. Minn. Farmer Wins National Recognition for Soil Health Efforts.

2019.1.28. Bynum, Tony. Great Falls Tribune. BLM's Lewistown Draft Management Plan Critical for Prairie Conservation.

2019.1.28. Bodeker, Ruby F. Vinton Newspapers. Butterfly Loss Involves More Than Habitat Loss.

2019.1.28. Agri-Pulse Staff. Minnesota Farm Guide. New Rules Spur Debate Over What Is Really a Wetland.

2019.1.27. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Readers Tell How They Would Solve Conservation Problems.

2019.1.23. Reiley, Bryan M., Kirk W. Stodola, and Thomas J. Benson. Ecosphere. Are Avian Population Targets Achievable Through Programs That Restore Habitat on Private-Lands?

2019.1.23. Helzer, Chris. Prairie Ecologist. Can the Public Care Too Much?

2019.1.22. National Association of Conservation Districts. 2018 Farm Bill Breakdown: Conservation Reserve Program.

2019.1.21. Brown, Jennifer. Colorado Sun. Colorado's Booming Pronghorn Population Is Running Horns - First Into Newly Built Neighborhoods.

2019.1.18. Walker, Jason. Sustainable Farming Association. Soil Health Cafe Chats Returning to Six Sites This Spring.

2019.1.18. AGDAILY Reporters. Ag Daily. Report Reveals Women Are Key to Increasing Conservation.

2019.1.17. Kennedy, Tony. Star Tribune. Minnesota Pheasant Action Plan Hits Next Phase With Ups and Downs.

2019.1.16. Uren, Adam. Bring Me The News. Minnesota Winters Are Warming 13 Times Faster Than Its Summers, U of M Scientist Says.

2019.1.16. McFeely, Mike. Fargo Forum. McFeely: F-M Diversion Derailed, for Now, by Watershed Board.

2019.1.15. Carrington, Damian. The Guardian. Insect Collapse: 'We Are Destroying Our Life Support Systems'.

2019.1.11. Dixon, Cami, Sara Vacek, and Todd Grant. Science Direct. Evolving Management Paradigms on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lands in the Prairie Pothole Region.

2019.1.11. Chozick, Amy. The New York Times. Female Ranchers Are Reclaiming the American West.

2019.1.10. Yong, Ed. The Atlantic. Plants Can Hear Animals Using Their Flowers.

2019.1.9. Dunbar, Elizabeth, Dan Gunderson, and Kirsti Marohn. MPR News. Care About the Environment? Here's What to Watch in the 2019 Legislature.

2019.1.8. Noem, Kristi. Aberdeen News. Transcript: Gov. Kristi Noem 2019 State of the State Address.

2019.1.8. Helzer, Chris. Cool Green Science. One Square Meter of Prairie.

2019.1.3. Bakst, Brian. MPR News. Incoming Gov. Walz Shapes His Environmental, Health Teams.

2019.1.2. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. It's Working! Evidence of Benefits from Seed-Addition in Degraded Prairie.

2019.1.2. Chakravorty, Adityarup. American Society of Agronomy. Long Term Ag Change Impacts Stream Water Quality.

2019.1. Martin, Alexandra. Fargo Monthly, Giving Hearts Day Issue. Featured Organization: The Longspur Prairie Fund.

December 2018

2018.12.31. Detisch, ChristianYale E360 Digest. The Tiny Insect That Holds Major Clues for Improving Renewable Energy.

2018.12.27. Abbott, ChuckSuccessful Farming. 10 Things to Know About the 2018 Farm Bill.

2018.12.26. Spencer, Jim. Star Tribune. Pilot Program Aimed at Encouraging Farmers to Alter Growing Styles.

2018.12.21. Arnold, CarrieNational Geographic. We're Losing Monarchs Fast—Here's Why.

2018.12.19. Nargi, Lela. JStore Daily. Can Cows Help Mitigate Climate Change? Yes, They Can!

2018.12.19. Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. A Sold-Out Conference on Soil Health? Absolutely, Say Farmers.

2018.12.18. Loomis, Molly. National Geographic. How Cattle Can Help Save the Birds of the Great Plains.

2018.12.14. Gross, Neil. The New York Times. Is Environmentalism Just for Rich People?

2018.12.12. Hervey, Angus. Future Crunch. 99 Good News Stories You Probably Didn't Hear About in 2018.

2018.12.11. Garlinghouse, Tom. Science Mag. Male and Female Bees Have Radically Different Taste in Flowers.

2018.12.11. Dunbar, Elizabeth. MPR News. Farm Bill Details Released: What It Means for Minnesota, From Farming to Food Stamps.

2018.12.9. Duggan, Kevin. Fort Collins Coloradoan. Prairie Dog Relocation Doesn't Guarantee Survival, But Conservationists Are Willing to Take the Chance.

2018.12.9. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Rather Than Install Runoff System, Minnesota Farmer's Excess Water Is Part of Wetlands Habitat.

2018.12.7. Schik, Karen. Friends of the Mississippi River. Bird Surveys Reveal Steady Increases at FMR Prairie Restorations.

2018.12.6. Pohjanpalo, Kati. Bloomberg. World's First Honey Bee Vaccine Seeks to Save Dying Pollinators.

2018.12.5. Davis, Walt. Dakota Farmer. We Now Face Two Agricultures.

2018.12.4. Tetrick, Jason. Wallaces Farmer. Grazing Systems a Haven for Grassland Birds.

2018.12.4. Hahn, Anthony. Daily Camera. Lafayette Should Draft Colony Map, Update Policy as Part of Prairie Dog Protection Efforts, Committee Chairman Suggests.

2018.12.3. Chaney, Rob. Missoulian. Hard Sell in Hard Country: American Prairie Reserve Hopes to Draw Tourists to Bison.

2018.12.1. Chasteen, Bonnie. Missouri Conservationist Magazine. Hidden Allies.

2018.12. Schwarz, Matthew S., Drew R. Davis, and Jacob L. Kerby. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. An Evaluation of Agricultural Tile Drainage Exposure and Effects to Wetland Species and Habitat [...].

November 2018

2018.11.30. Clean Water Council. Clean Water Land & Legacy Amendment. FY 20-21 Clean Water Fund and Policy Recommendations Report.

2018.11.30. Beyer, Wayne. Wahpeton Daily News. Deer Hunting Allows Appreciation of Prairies, Sloughs and Wildlife.

2018.11.27. Jarvis, Brooke. The New York Times Magazine. The Insect Apocalypse Is Here: What Does It Mean for the Rest of Life on Earth?

2018.11.26. Sage Grouse Initiative. Grazed Rangelands Produce Sage Grouse Chicks' Preferred Food.

2018.11.26. Noe, Ryan. University of Minnesota Twin Cities Institute on the Environment. Visualizing Envornmental Benefits: UMN's New Acquisition Assessment Tool.

2018.11.26. Kautz, Lydia. Emporia Gazette. Celebrating Christmas Tallgrass Prairie-style.

2018.11.26. Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. Microbes in the Crop Rows: Soil's Secrets May Yield a New Ag Revolution.

2018.11.26. Berry, Bill. The Capital Times. Bill Berry: Prairie Chicken Conservation Not Smooth Sailing.

2018.11.26. Belz, Adam. Star Tribune. Farm Bankruptcies Are on the Rise, and Bankers Worry That Far More Are on the Way.

2018.11.25. Van Norman, Kay. Bozeman Daily Chronicle. American Prairie Reserve's Agenda Not Good for State.

2018.11.20. Marcotty, Josephine. StarTribune. Dayton Task Force Finds Many Ways to Give Bees a Chance.

2018.11.16. Kennedy, Tony. StarTribune. Nature Photographer Jim Brandenburg Helps Preserve His Corner of Minnesota Tallgrass Prairie.

2018.11.15. Frisch, Tracy. EcoFarmingDaily. Gabe Brown on Ecosystem Stewardship.

2018.11.14. Koziol, Liz, Peggy A. Schultz, Geoffrey L. House, Jonathan T. Bauer, Elizabeth L. Middleton, and James D. Bever. BioScience. The Plant Microbiome and Native Plant Restoration: The Example of Native Mycorrhizal Fungi

2018.11.8. Igl, Larence D., Welsey E. Newton, Todd A. Grant, and Cami S. Dixon. United States Geological Survey. Adaptive Management in Native Grasslands Managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service - Implications for Grassland Birds.

2018.11.8. Gunderson, Dan. MPRNews. Dirt Rich: Healthy Soil Movement Gains Ground in Farm Country.

2018.11.7. Begemann, Sonja. AgWeb. What Might Happen If Farmers Were Paid to Use No-Till?

2018.11.6. Higgins, Adrian. The Washington Post. Growing the Future: High-tech Farmers Are Using LED Lights in Ways That Seem to Border on Science Fiction.

2018.11.4. Dokken, Brad. Grand Forks Herald. Prairie Stream Gets a Much-Needed Makeover.
2018.11.3. Spencer, Jim. Star Tribune. Farmers Brace for What's Next as Soybean Sales to China Tank.
2018.11.1. Charles, Dan. NPR News. The EPA Says Farmers Can Keep Using Weedkiller Blamed for Vast Crop Damage.
2018.11.1. Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute. Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute and American Prairie Reserve Collaborate to Restore America's Wild Prairie.

October 2018

2018.10.31. Kotecki, Peter. Business Insider. A Swiss Billionaire Is Donating $1 Billion in an Attempt to Save the Planet's Wild Lands and Waters from Destruction.

2018.10.31. Kahn, Brian. Earther. Bison Are Helping Rewild the Last of Midwest's Prairies.

2018.10.31. Cohen, Adam. Ecologists Have This Simple Request to Homeowners - Plant Native.

2018.10.30. Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. Nov. 1 Buffer Deadline Likely to Come and Go for Many Minn. Farmers.

2018.10.30. Dlouhy, Jennifer A. Bloomberg. As Prairies Get Plowed for Biofuels, Greens Demand EPA Act.

2018.10.29. Parks, Kevin. This Week Community News. Whetstone Park: Prairie 'Gem' in Line for Spruce-up.

2018.10.26. Sweetman, Jon, and Nate Williams. General Wetland Science. Distribution and Concentration of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Waterfowl Production Areas in West Central Minnesota.

2018.10.25. Pocius, Victoria Marie, John M. Pleasants, Diane M. Debinski, Keith G. Bidne, Richard L. Hellmich, Steven P. Bradbury, and Sue L. Blodgett. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Monarch Butterflies Show Differential utilization of Nine Midwestern Milkweed Species.

2018.10.23. University of Minnesota. Predicting How Native Plants Return to Abandoned Farm Fields.

2018.10.23. Salina Journal. Public Invited to Help Restore Prairie at Indian Rock Park.

2018.10.22. Yield Quest. Successful Farming. No-Till Champions Test No-Till in Poorly Drained Soils.

2018.10.19. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Invasive Forage Grass Leads to Grassland Bird Decline.

2018.10.19. Associated Press. The Kansas City Star. St. Louis Restored Prairie in Bloom but Faces Threats.

2018.10.18. University of California - Berkeley. Working Lands Play a Key Role in Protecting Biodiversity.

2018.10.18. Kachur, Torah. CBC. Dandelion Seeds Can Fly Up to 100 km, and Now We Know How.

2018.10.16. Puckett, Karl. Great Falls Tribune. An 'AirBnB' for Hunters and Anglers to 'Trespass' on Private Land.

2018.10.15. Guarino, Ben. The Washington Post. Hyperalarming Study Shows Massive Insect Loss.

2018.10.13. Molseed, John. PostBulletin. Greenspace: A Whole New Way to Plant Native Prairie.

2018.10.12. SustainableWorld. YouTube. The Soil Solution to Climate Change Film.

2018.10.12. Beckhusen, Theresa. Forbes. Why This Farmer Wants to Go Beyond Organic.

2018.10.11. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee on Natural Heritage.

2018.10.9. Kennedy, Tony. StarTribune. Habitat for Pheasants Keeps Shrinking.

2018.10.9. Baudron, Frederic. Study in Ethiopia Links Healthy Soils to More Nutritious Cereals.

2018.10.6. Evans, Andrew. Chicago Tribune. Feel the Pull of the Prairie on a Uniquely American Safari in Montana.

2018.10.4. Orenstein, Walker. MinnPost. Lawsuit Over Environmental Trust Fund May Have Implications for Legacy Amendment Money.

2018.10.2. Marohn, Kirsti. MPRNews. Report: Nitrate in Drinking Water a Costly Problem for Small, Rural Cities.

2018.10.2. Johnson, Nathanael. Grist. The Nitrogen Wars: Death by Fertilizer.

2018.10.1. Ganguli, Amy, Torre Hovick, Katherin Kral, Ryan Limb, and Kevin Sedivec. ScienceDirect. Seasonal Prescribed Fire Variation Decreases Inhibitory Ability of Poa pratensis L. and Promotes Native Plant Diversity.

2018.10.1. Fatka, Jacqui. Farm Futures. Farmers Slash Production Costs in Another Round of Belt-tightening.


September 2018

2018.9.28. Wooley, Jim. Pheasants Forever. Ragweed: The Irritating Miracle Plant.

2018.9.28. Dunbar, Elizabeth. MPRNews. Farmers in Southern Minnesota Test Soil Health With Buried Undies.

2018.9.25. Nickens, T. Edward. Audubon Magazine. How Prairie Birds Found an Unexpected Group of Heroes in Hunters.

2018.9.24. USDA Press. USDA Office of Communications. Secretary Perdue Statement on DOJ Filing in 9th Circuit Chlorpyrifos Ruling.

2018.9.24. Science Daily. Common Weed Killer Linked to Bee Deaths.

2018.9.24. Folk, Emily. The Ecologist. Becoming a Grazier 'Could Help Save Our Ecosystems'.

2018.9.24. Bishopp, Troy. On Pasture. What Makes Grass Grow Back Fastest – Trampling, Clipping or Cow Spit?

2018.9.21. Thompson, Leon. Lancaster Farming. Seeing Signs of Conservation.

2018.9.19. Ramanujan, Krishna. Cornell Chronicle. Study Reveals Best Use of Wildflowers to Benefit Crops on Farms.

2018.9.19. Moran, Matthew D., Zachary Nickell, Eric Plemmons, and Sofia Varriano. Ecosphere. Ecosystem Engineering by Bison (Bison bison) Wallowing Increases Arthropod Community Heterogeneity in Space and Time.

2018.9.19. Dunbar, Elizabeth. MPRNews. Minnesota Cities to Congress: Let Us Help the Bees.

2018.9.18. Pfankuch, Bart. Farm Forum. Should Buffer Strips Be Mandatory in South Dakota?

2018.9.17. Eschliman, Carley. All About Birds. 4 Billion Birds Will Fly Through American Airspace This Fall.

2018.9.15. Berenbaum, May. American Entomologist. Reality Bites.

2018.9.14. Meyers McClintick, Lisa. Star Tribune. Prairie Seed Collections Are Critical on Minnesota Parks' Fall To-Do Lists.

2018.9.13. Heppner, Kelvin. Real Agriculture. Restoring Eroded Knolls Has Huge Potential to Boost Yield.

2018.9.12. Frey, David. The Wildlife Society. JMW: CRP Criticial for Prairie Chickens - But Not By Itself.

2018.9.11. Pelton, Emma. The Xerces Society. Keep Monarchs Wild!: Why Captive Rearing Isn't the Way to Help Monarchs.

2018.9.10. Morning Ag Clips. Cheaper Crop Insurance for Cover Crop Users.

2018.9.9. Dokken, Brad. Grand Forks Herald. A Look at Endangered and Threatened Species in Minnesota, North Dakota.

2018.9.7. Givetash, Linda. NBC News. Bees Are Dying at an Alarming Rate: Amsterdam May Have the Answer.

2018.9.7. Bjerga, Alan, Cindy Hoffman, and David Ingold. Bloomberg. The Consolidation of the American Harvest.

2018.9.6. Gewin, Virginia. Ensia. Perennial Version of Conventional Crops Offer Benefits - But Are They Ready for Prime Time?

2018.9.5. Outdoor News Staff. Outdoor News. Reports: Sportsmen, Women Contribute Over $93 Billion to Economy.

2018.9.4. Peikes, Katie. Iowa Public Radio. Bison Bliss: Grazing Shapes Diverse Western Iowa Prairie.

2018.9.3. Schlecht, Jenny. Agweek. Tour Shows Policymakers the Importance of Grazing and Grasslands.

2018.9.1. Furtman, Michael. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. Track That Duck: Banding and GPS Tagging Have Taught Us a Lot About Minnesota's Waterfowl.

2018.9.1. AP News Staff. AP News. Environmental, Corporate Prairie Partnership Going Strong.

2018.9.1. Alstad, Amy O., Ellen I. Damschen, and Laura M. Ladwig. Ecological Restoration. Fire as a Site Preparation Tool in Grassland Restoration: Seed Size Effects on Recruitment Success.


August 2018

2018.8.30. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Gov. Dayton Proclaims Aug. 31 Public Lands Day in Minnesota.

2018.8.30. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. ‘Starry Trek’ Volunteers Search 187 Minnesota Lakes; Find Starry Stonewort in 1.

2018.8.30. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Construction Begins Soon on New Route for Hallaway Hill Overlook Trail, Maplewood State Park.

2018.8.30. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Seeks Public Input on Potential Minnesota River Valley State Recreation Area.

2018.8.29. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Admirable, Abundant, and Adaptable, But Not Aggressive.

2018.8.28. World Wildlife Fund. Plowprint Report.

2018.8.27. U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. First Ever Releases of Endangered Poweshiek Skipperling.

2018.8.27. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR releases supplemental environmental review for revised Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project.

2018.8.26. Doran, Kevin. KSTP News. Where Are the Amphipods? Tiny Bugs Important to Wetland Health Are Disappearing in Minnesota.

2018.8.26. Aviv, Sari. CBS News. Reclaiming the American Prairie.

2018.8.25. Cherveny, Tom. West Central Tribune. A New Start for Chain of Shallow Lakes; Landowner Support Makes It Possible.

2018.8.24. Vance, Erik. National Geographic. This Man Spent 30 Years Solving a Rare Bird’s Murder Mystery.

2018.8.24. Belz, Adam. Star Tribune. Among Farmers, Support Rises for Expanding Federal Conservation Reserve Program.

2018.8.27. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Grouse hunters can volunteer to help collect samples for West Nile virus study.

2018.8.27. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR announces fall 2018 land sale.

2018.8.23. McGlashen, Andrew. National Audubon Society. On Midwest Farms, ‘Prairie Strips’ Give Grassland Birds Something to Sing About.

2018.8.22. Du, Susan. City Pages. These Rookie Minnesota Farmers Are Picking a Fight With Big Ag.

2018.8.20. Schlecht, Jenny. Grand Forks Herald. Minnesota Ranch Looks to Regenerate Land Rather Than Sustain It.

2018.8.27. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR seeking input on Lake of the Woods and Rainy River regulation changes.

2018.8.20. Groves, Anna. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. There Are Many 'Ifs,' But the Discovery of Corn That Fertilizes Itself Could Transform Agriculture.

2018.8.16. Pfeiffer, Bryan. Medium. The Extinction of Meaning.

2018.8.15. Seitz, Greg. Science Museum of Minnesota. Three Ways Experts Think Minnesota Could Make Measurable Progress on Our Clean Water Conundrum.

2018.8.15. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Wildfire Danger High in Northwestern Minnesota.

2018.8.15. Carlson, Emily. The Daily Journal. Outdoor News Awards Local Fishing and Game Club.

2018.8.14. Kocher, Sarah. Albert Lea Tribune. Get Low: Lower Levels in Freeborn Lake Continue, As Does Rehab.

2018.8.12. Ogden, Eloise. Minot Daily News. From the ND Prairie to Egypt.

2018.8.10. Romo, Vanessa. NPR News. Jury Awards Terminally Ill Man $289 Million in Lawsuit Against Monsanto.

2018.8.10. Davies, Steve. AgWeek. Court Orders EPA to Halt Use of Chlorpyrifos.

2018.8.8. College of Biological Scienes. University of Minnesota. Research Brief: No Defense for Some Plants in the Eat-or-Be-Eaten World of Grasslands.

2018.8.7. UM Today Staff. University of Manitoba. For Grassland Bird Conservation, It’s Not the Size That Matters.

2018.8.6. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Research Project Continues on Nesting Success Factors for Ring-Necked Pheasant.

2018.8.6. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Public Invited to Comment on Special Fishing Regulations.

2018.8.6. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Floating Bogs Creating Problems? DNR Permit Is Required to Move One.

2018.8.6. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Seeks Designs for Minnesota's 2019 Pheasant Stamp.

2018.8.6. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. DNR Finalizes Lake Vermilion Management Plan.

2018.8.5. Krohn, Tim. Mankato Free Press. Retired Farmland Helps Protect St. James Wells.

2018.8.3. Audubon Minnesota. 240 Acres of Important Bird Habitat Now Permanently Protected in Northwest Minnesota.

2018.8.2. Timmons, Bob. StarTribune. DNR's Wildlife Champion Announces Retirement.

2018.8.2. Wirtz, Ronald. Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Conservation Reserve Program Seeing Steep Decline.

2018.8. Minnesota Board of Water and Soil Resources. 2018 August Snapshots.


July 2018

2018.7.31. Wiggington, Carissa. Fargo Forum. Lush Land: Flowers, Grasses Flourish on Prairie Once Inundated by Red River Floods.

2018.7.31. Leatherby, Lauren and Dave Merrill. Bloomberg. Here's How America Uses Its Land.

2018.7.31. Drews, R.C. The Daily Journal. Dairy Property Purchase Becoming Likely Reality: Port Authority Pushes Forward with $175,000 Purchase Agreement.

2018.7.31. Bekter, Laura. Kare11. 2 Years After Planting, Elk River Prairie Shines.

2018.7.30. Scott, Anthony. Lakeland PBS. LCCMR Approves Four Million Dollars to a National Loon Center.

2018.7.26. News Staff. Detroit Lakes Online. Volunteers Needed for Citizen Science Event.

2018.7.24. Mervosh, Sarah. The New York Times. 1 Hen, 76 Ducklings: What's the Deal With This Picture?

2018.7.24. Davy Sandvold, Meghan. Lakeshore Weekly News. Starry Trek Volunteers to Hunt for Aquatic Invasive Species.

2018.7.23. WSF Staff. Wisconsin State Farmer. Using Prairie Filter Strips Next to Crops to Protect Wisconsin Water.

2018.7.23. Bloomquist, Lee. Business North. NRRI Proves Its Mettle.

2018.7.18. Robinson, Jager. Tri-State Neighbor. Pollinator Habitat Becomes More Crucial to Agriculture.

2018.7.18. Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources. MN Legislature. 2019 Environment and Natural Resource Trust Fund Recommendations.

2018.7.18. Beager, Laurel. International Falls Journal. Cattail Removal in VNP Begins.

2018.7.18. Adams, Sabin. Migratory Bird Joint Ventures. Restoration Becomes a Reality at Prairie Dunes.

2018.7.17. Dunbar, Elizabeth. MPR News. Can Minnesota Have Clean Water Without Regulating Fertilizer?

2018.7.13. Huffman, Sarah. Fergus Falls Journal. Westbys Create Conservation Legacy.

2018.7.13. Chin, Matthew. UCLA Newsroom. Researchers Discover Natural Product That Could Lead to New Class of Commercial Herbicide.

2018.7.12. Wapner, Jessica. Newsweek. Butterfly Effect: Monarchs Raised and Released by Prisoners Solves Mystery of Migration Patterns.

2018.7.10. Green, Penelope. StarTribune. The Faces and Places of Birding Are Slowly Changing.

2018.7.9. Gunderson, Dan. MPR News. Minnesota Sweetens the Pot to Shift Cropland into Conservation.

2018.7.9. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Prairie Pod Podcast (multiple episodes, ongoing).

2018.7. Rodgers, Ryan. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. Field Notes: Growing a Future for Orchids.

2018.7. Hoch, Greg. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. A Bill for Water, Wildlife, and People.

2018.7. Goetzman, Keith. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. From the Editor: Go Great Grasslands.

2018.7. Carpenter, Tom. Minnesota Conservation Volunteer. Treasures in the Grass: Go Birding Where the Grass Sways, the Horizon Sprawls, and These Five Prairie Songbirds Make Their Home.

June 2018

2018.6.30. Hansel, Brian. Perham Focus. Signs Up to Protect Minnesota's State Flower.

2018.6.29. Roy, Charlotte. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2018 Minnesota Prairie-Chicken Population Survey.

2018.6.28. Staff Reports. AgriNews. Ditch Protection is a Milestone.

2018.6.27. Klein, JoAnna. The New York Times. Bumblebees Thrive in the City but Struggle on the Farm.

2018.6.26. Larsen, Martin. YouTube. Comparing No Till and Conventional Tillage Systems.

2018.6.20. MacDonald, Amanda. University of Guelph. Neonics Are Being Ingested by Free-Ranging Animals, U of G Study Finds.

2018.6.19. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. A Closer Look at Prairie Roots.

2018.6.19. Feldkamp, Lisa. Cool Green Science. Could Prairie Chickens Come Booming Back?

2018.6.18. Portfield, Andrew. Entymology Today. More Research Needed to Better Balance Honey Bees and Native Bees.

2018.6.18. Kilen, Mike. Des Moines Register. Bachelor Farmer Brothers Leave Behind a Surprising Gift That's Now Blooming in Iowa.

2018.6.14. MPR News Staff. MPRNews. Hey Minnesota, Come Meet the Blue Mounds Bison Herd.

2018.6.13. Doran, Kevin. KSTP News. Research Project Brings Bison Back to Central Minnesota Prairie.

2018.6.11. USDA NRCS South Dakota. YouTube. Our Amazing Grasslands ~ Hamann Ranch.

2018.6.10. Dokken, Brad. Forum Communications. Creek Restoration Shows Success of Minnesota Clean Water Fund.

2018.6.8. Olseth, Cheryl. StarTribune. The Farm Bill and the Importance of the American Prairie.

2018.6.1. Greshko, Michael. National Geographic. Around the World, Farmland Birds Are in Steep Decline.

2018.6. Solberg, Kent. Sustainable Farming Association. Solberg on Soil: Intense Discussion on Regenerative Ag & Much More.

2018.6. MN BWSR. 2018 June Snapshots.

2018.6. Beck, Claire. Midwest Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies. Mid-America Monarch Conservation Strategy.


May 2018

2018.5.31. Environmental Defense Fund. Hundreds of Golf Courses Tee Up to Help Monarch Butterflies.

2018.5.25. Rude Klett, Jennifer. Journal Sentinel. Micro Prairies: No Yard Is Too Small to Go With Earth-Friendly Native Plants.

2018.5.23. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Making Species Identification Accessible to the Masses.

2018.5.22. Burger, Ludwig and Tom Polansek. Reuters. Robots Fight Weeds in Challenge to Agrochemical Giants.

2018.5.17. Koeze, Ella. FiveThirtyEight. The Midwest Is Getting Drenched, And It’s Causing Big Problems.

2018.5.11. Lawton, Kurt. Corn + Soybean Digest. Wait, There's Profit in Conservation Practices?

2018.5.11. Coolican, J. Patrick and Jessie Van Berkel. Star Tribune. Republicans at the Legislature Suggest Tapping Lottery Trust Fund for [...].

2018.5.10. Murray, Maegan. Washington State University. WSU Tri-Cities Team Researching Use of Fungi to Restore Native Plant Populations.

2018.5.9. Buntjer, Julie. Agweek. Grazing Wetlands: Cattle Producers Partner with U.S. Fish & Wildlife to Bolster Federal Lands.

2018.5.8. Gewin, Virginia. Civil Eats. Farm Runoff in U.S. Waters Has Hit Crisis Levels. Are Farmers Ready to Change?

2018.5.7. Bruxvoort, Ash. Civil Eats. I am the Daughter of a Conventional Farmer—and a Sustainable Ag Advocate.

2018.5.5. Driscoll, Emily. Bismarck Tribune. More Pollinator Projects Find Roots in Fargo-Moorhead.

2018.5.3. Erdahl, Kent. KARE11. Minnesota Requests BP Oil Spill Money to Help Loons Recover.


April 2018

2018.4.30. Kleppel, Gary. On Pasture. Diversity in Pasture Plants Has Big Effects on Herd and Flock Health.

2018.4.26. Weiss, John. Post Bulletin. New Machines Plumb Depths of Whitewater River.

2018.4.25. Abrams, Amanda. Indy Week. Urban Agriculture Could Potentially Produce a Tenth of the World's Food. Is Grass Really [...].

2018.4.24. McGrath, Maggie. Forbes. Inside An Epic Experiment: Where The Buffalo Roam, Texas Agriculture Thrives.

2018.4.20. University of Minnesota. Science Daily. Grassland Plants React Unexpectedly to High Levels of Carbon Dioxide.

2018.4.18. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Known Unknowns.

2018.4.18. Velasquez-Manoff, Moises. New York Times Magazine. Can Dirt Save the Earth?

2018.4.16. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. Let’s Waste Grass With Jim Gerrish – Part 2.

2018.4.16. MN DNR. DNR Crews See Productive Winter of Prairie Habitat Restoration.

2018.4.16. Marohn, Kirsti. MPRNews. Carrot vs. Stick: How Should Minnesota Get to Cleaner Water?

2018.4.14. Seahra, Shannon et al. Restoration Ecology. Seeding Tallgrass Prairie in Monospecific Patches Promotes [...]

2018.4.12. Fears, Robert. Beef Magazine. What's the Big Deal About Soil? Everything.

2018.4.11. Miller, Kerri and Manda Lillie. MPRNews. Decline in Hunters is Bad News for Conservation.

2018.4.10. Hutchison, Bill et. al. Minnesota Crop News. New App for MN Farmers, Consultants: Midwest Stink Bug Assistant.

2018.4.10. Brainerd Dispatch. RREAL, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe Win Award for Clean Energy Efforts.

2018.4.9. Charles, Dan. NPR. A Grass-Roots Movement For Healthy Soil Spreads Among Farmers.

2018.4.6. Quenneville, Guy. CBC. Farmers Sue Water Security Agency, Claiming it Did Nothing to Stop Illegal Drainage.

2018.4.6. Ladd, Jenna. Iowa Environmental Focus. Warmer Temperatures Make Milkweed Toxic for Monarchs.

2018.4.3. USDA NRCS South Dakota. Our Amazing Grasslands - Grim Ranch.

2018.4.2. Marohn, Kirsti. MPRNews. Ground Level: Is Minnesota on the Right Track for Clean Water?

2018.4.2. Lessard-Sams Outdoor Heritage Council. MN Legislature. FY 2020 LSOHC Call for Funding Request.

2018.4. Johnson, Alissa. Quetico Superior Wilderness News. Uncovering the Secret Lives of Wolves.


March 2018

2018.3.31. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Stance on Farm Tiling Issue in Minnesota Generated Strong Response.

2018.3.30. Science Friday. Beyond The Hive: The Wonderful World Of Native Bees.

2018.3.28. Winnicki, Sarah. Science Snapshots. Greedy Plants: Water Use and Nighttime Transpiration in the Tallgrass Prairie.

2018.3.28. Gurian-Sherman, Doug. Civil Eats. New Science Shows Bee-Killing Pesticides Are Unnecessary on Most Farms.

2018.3.27. Oates, Bryce. Civil Eats. Conservation Funding Expected to Lag Behind When Farmers Need it Most.

2018.3.25. Dokken, Brad. Grand Forks Herald. Elk Survey a Mixed Bag for Northwest Minnesota Herds.

2018.3.25. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Unregulated Farm Tiling Puts State's Waters at Risk.

2018.3.21. Showalter, John. High Plains Reader. Getting Back in Touch with Nature in Fargo-Moorhead.

2018.3.20. Rott, Nathan. NPR News. Decline In Hunters Threatens How U.S. Pays For Conservation.

2018.3.20. McGlashen, Andy. Ensia. A U.S. Farm Bill Even a Butterfly Could Love?

2018.3.13. Sohn, Emily. bioGraphic. A Grand Experiment on the Grasslands.

2018.3.12. Kennedy, Tony. Star Tribune. Conservation Groups Make point: Sometimes Trees Have to Go.

2018.3.12. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Properly Portraying the Power of Prescribed Fire.

2018.3.8. McCormick, Tori. Star Tribune. Where Spring Migration Rules: Head to Salt Lake in Lac qui Parle County.

2018.3.9. Davis, Don. AgWeek. Ditch Mowing Legislation Delayed Another Year, Debate Rages On.

2018.3.6. Pates, Mikkel. Agweek. Offutt's Former SD Farm Goes All-Organic for General Mills.

2018.3.6. Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting. Dicamba Drift Puts Natural Areas at Risk, Environmental Groups Warn.

2018.3.5. WWF. Monarch Joint Venture. Eastern Monarch Overwintering Population Numbers Announced.

2018.3. Land Stewardship Project. Crop Insurance: A Torn Safety Net.

2018.3. BWSR. Understanding Pollinator Use on RIM Conservation Easements.

February 2018

2018.2.26. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. Virtual Fence – Keep Livestock in Pasture Without Installing Posts or Wires.

2018.2.24. Cherveny, Tom. West Central Tribune. Soil Health Gains Traction in Farm Country: Reduced Tillage, Cover Crops Offer Benefits.

2018.2.21. Ohde, Nick et. al. Practical Farmers of Iowa. Wildlife and Continuous Living Cover: What Does the Research Say?

2018.2.20. Oates, Bryce. Outdoor Life. 5 Things Sportsmen Need to Know About the Upcoming Farm Bill.

2018.2.16. Clayton, Chris. The Progressive Farmer. Trading for Water Quality.

2018.2.14. Pross, Katrina. Minnesota Daily. To Help Bees, UMN Study Will Analyze Habitats.

2018.2.13. Greenaway, Twilight. Civil Eats. No-Till Farmers’ Push for Healthy Soils Ignites a Movement in the Plains.

2018.2.6. Zee, Ginger et. al.. ABC News. Drought-stricken Texans Turn to Cows to Save Their Farms.

2018.2.5. Dorenkamp, Mark. Brown Field Ag News. MN CREP Off to Good Start in Minnesota.

2018.2.2. Monarch Joint Venture. Western Monarch Butterflies Continue to Decline.

2018.2. Office of the Governor. State of Minnesota. 25 by 25.

January 2018

2018.1.31. University of Minnesota. UMN Study Shows Wetlands Provide Landscape-Scale Reduction in Nitrate Pollution.

2018.1.31. Carrington, Damian. The Guardian. Stripes of Wildflowers Across Farm Fields Could Cut Pesticide Spraying.

2018.1.28. Schlecht, Jenny. The Bismarck Tribune. Precision Ag Tools Can Improve Profitability, Work with Conservation.

2018.1.23. USDA NRCS South Dakota. Our Amazing Grasslands.

2018.1.23. Kennedy, Tony. Star Tribune. DNR Commissioner Faces a Landscape Full of Challenges.

2018.1.22. Abbott, Chuck. Successful Farming. Free-Market Think Tank Calls for Mandatory On-Farm Conservation.

2018.1.27. Charles, Dan. NPR. Honeybees Help Farmers, But They Don't Help The Environment.

2018.1.18. Associated Press. MPRNews. Red River Diversion Report Leaves Dam Location in Question.

2018.1.16. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Why Would Bison Have Done That??

2018.1.12. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Will Millenials Step Up As Hunting & Angling Continue Decline?

2018.1.11. Cherveny, Tom. Area Voices. Pressures To Take Public Lands Like Those Of Teddy Roosevelt Days [...]

2018.1.10. Iowa Learning Farms. Nine-Year On-Farm Study Reports Improved Yields Following Cereal Rye.

2018.1.8. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. Why Should You Grow Multiple Types of Forage Grasses for Grazing Animals?

2018.1.5. Siler, Wes. Outside. Like Ducks? Thank a Hunter.

2018.1.2. USDA Forest Service. Lethal Fungus that Causes White-nose Syndrome May Have an Achilles' Heel, Study Reveals.

2018.1. Monarch Joint Venture. 2018 Monarch Conservation Plan.

2018.1. Farm Show. Milkweed Now A Profitable Cash Crop.

December 2017

2017.12.29. Cherveny, Tom. Agweek. Minnesota County Takes on Public Lands Debate Over Farm Sale.

2017.12.29. Carrington, Damian. The Guardian. Alarming Link Between Fungicides and Bee Declines Revealed.

2017.12.27. Lendt, Keith et. al. The Journal. Thank Commissioners for Doing the Right Thing.

2017.12.27. Betts, Lynn. Dakota Farmer. No-till is No. 1 in South Dakota for Good Reason — Yield.

2017.12.26. Mercer, Morgan. Growler Mag. Craft Culture: Farmers of the Future at Urban Organics.

2017.12.17. Painter, Kristen Leigh. Star Tribune. Changing Consumers Ignite Food Revolution.

2017.12.13. Hagen, Luke. Agweek. Local Pheasants Forever Chapter Allots $150K for Community-Based Habitat Access Program.

2017.12.12. Minnesota Farm Guide. MDA Announces New Restrictions on Use of Dicamba Herbicide.

2017.12.11. Williamson, Wes. Miami Herald. Cattle Ranches Keep Development from Wiping Out Florida's Beautiful 'Wild Places'.

2017.12.6. Eisenthal, Jonathan. Minnesota Corn Growers Association. New Tillage Guide Says Less is More.

2017.12.6. Cole, Amy Skoczlas and Cody Nelson. MPRNews. Road Salt is Polluting Our Water. Here's How We Can Fix It.

2017.12.1. Myers, John. Duluth News Tribune. Northland Sits in Bull's-Eye of Warming Winters.

2017.12. Petersen, Jessica. Little Lunch on the Prairie. Little Lunch on the Prairie Webinars.


November 2017

2017.11.21. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Open Gate Rotational Grazing.

2017.11.17. Marcotty, Josephine. Star Tribune. Plowing Minnesota's Prairie is Increasing Carbon in the Atmosphere.

2017.11.16. The Daily Journal. New Prairie Restoration Guides Available to Minnesota Landowners and Managers.

2017.11.16. Robinson, Rick. Iowa Farm Bureau. New Iowa Incentive for Cover Crops, Water Quality Offered Through Crop Insurance.

2017.11.16. Flesher, John & Angeliki Katanis. Associated Press. Toxic Algae: Once a Nuisance, Now a Severe Nationwide Threat.

2017.11.9. University of Saskatchewan. U of S Research Reveals Controversial Insecticides are Toxic to Songbirds.

2017.11.9. Potter, Ben. Farm Futures. Record U.S. Corn Yield Casts Bearish Spell on Markets.

2017.11.7. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Prairies as Placeholders.

2017.11.6. Hancock, Dennis. On Pasture. Is Mob Grazing as Effective as We Thought?

2017.11.2. Bjerga, Alan & Cindy Hoffman. Bloomberg. Finding Fault With the Farm Bill.

2017.11. Audubon Minnesota & University of Minnesota. Minnesota Breeding Bird Atlas.

2017.11. Bayfield County Forestry & Parks. Barrens Management on the Bayfield County Forest in Northwest Wisconsin.

October 2017

2017.10.31. Betts, Lynn. Corn + Soybean Digest. The Truth About Tillage.

2017.10.30. Gullickson, Gil. Successful Farming. Palmer Amaranth Found in Fourth Minnesota County.

2017.10.24. Drewnoski, Mary. UNL Cropwatch. Studies Show Minimal Soil Compaction With Winter Grazing.

2017.10.23. Bunge, Jacob. The Wall Street Journal. Supersized Family Farms Are Gobbling Up American Agriculture.

2017.10.23. Albert, Joe. Outdoor News. A Hot-Button Issue During The 2017 Legislative Session, Ditch-Mowing Discussions. . .

2017.10.22. Tonietto, Rebecca K. & Daniel J. Larkin. Journal of Applied Ecology. Habitat Restoration Benefits Wild Bees: A Meta-Analysis.

2017.10.21. Godard, Aaron. InForum. AgweekTV: Soil Your Undies.

2017.10.20. Bernstien, Jaela. CBC News. How a Quebec Company Used a Weed to Create a One-of-a-Kind Winter Coat.

2017.10.18. Yong, Ed. The Atlantic. Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See.

2017.10.18. Guarino, Ben. The Washington Post. 'This is Very Alarming!': Flying Insects Vanish from Nature Preserves.

2017.10.17. Sustainable Pulse. New Groundbreaking Research Shows Glyphosate Persists in Soil.

2017.10.16. Steil, Mark. MPRNews. EPA OKs New Curbs on Controversial Weed Killer.

2017.10.9. Outdoor News. USDA Temporarily Suspends New Offers for CRP Enrollment.

2017.10. Land Trust Alliance & USFWS. Investing in Nature: The Economic Benefits of Protecting Our Lands and Waters.

September 2017

2017.9.28. Cornell University. War on Weeds Takes Toll on Beneficial Bacteria in Soil.

2017.9.27. Albert, Joe. The Growler. Field and Revenue Stream: How Hunting Contributes to Wildlife Conservation.

2017.9.25. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. Biodiversity Makes Us Stronger and More Resilient.

2017.9.22. The Des Moines Register. How Pheasant Hunting can Save Rural Iowa, Farming and the Environment.

2017.9.22. Charles, Dan. NPR. Arkansas Defies Monsanto, Moves To Ban Rogue Weedkiller.

2017.9.22. Ahlering, Marissa. Cool Green Science. Rare Butterflies Return Home.

2017.9.20. Gunderson, Dan. MPRNews. Concern Grows Over Effects of Treated Seeds on Birds.

2017.9.17. Star Tribune. Hautman Again for the Win: Minnesotans Continue Federal Duck Stamp Dominance.

2017.9.15. Cambridge University Press. Researchers Find Cereal Rye is Effective at Reducing Amaranthus. . .

2017.9.13. Hopkinson, Jenny. Politico. Can American Soil be Brought Back to Life?

2017.9.11. MN DNR. Sharp-Tailed Grouse and Prairie Chicken Hunters Can Send Samples.

2017.9.8. Orrick, Dave. Pioneer Press. Habitat Destruction Trumps Warm Weather: Minnesota Pheasant Index Down 26 Percent.

2017.9.7. Wheeler, Justin. Xerces Society. Harvesting Milkweed Seed: a Pod and a Plan.

2017.9.7. Marcotty, Josephine. Star Tribune. Judge Orders Halt to $2.1 Billion Red River Flood Project.

2017.9.1. Kayser, Zach. Brainerd Dispatch. Pay More Farmers Not to Farm Their Land?

2017.9. Radiolab. Goo and You.

August 2017

2017.8.30. Chase, Spencer. AgriPulse. House Ag Listening Session Heavy on Conservation, Risk Management Talk.

2017.8.28. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. Cattle Can be Good Brush Managers.

2017.8.22. Blair, Jennifer. Alberta Farmer. There Are (Giga) Tonnes of Benefits From Properly Grazed Grasslands.

2017.8.18. Dunbar, Elizabeth. MPRNews. A New Generation of Farmers Faces Mounting Challenges.

2017.8.17. The Applied Ecologist's Blog. Variation in Soil Microbial Communities Leads to Variation in Plant Communities.

2017.8.16. Xerces Society. Bringing Back Native Thistles.

2017.8.14. Gunderson, Dan. MPRNews. In NW Minn., Keeping Duck Hunting Alive One Summer Camper at a Time.

2017.8.10. Wilsey, Brian. New Study Tracks Nonnative Plant Species in Timing of Grassland Green-Up.

2017.8.10. Rodewald, Amanda D. The Hill. Farm Bill Pays High Dividends for People and the Environment.

2017.8.10. MN DNR. Grasslands Conservation at Center Stage for Game Fair.

2017.8.10. Betts, Lynn. Corn + Soybean Digest. Cull Unprofitable Land.

2017.8.8. Myers, John. Duluth News Tribune. St. Louis County Passes Bee-Friendly Policy.

2017.8.7. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. Saving a Chicken Saves Cattle and Ranchers.

2017.8.7. Harford, Tim. BBC.  'The Devil's Rope': How Barbed Wire Changed America.

2017.8.4. MDA. MDA Encourages Farmers to Take Survey on Alleged Dicamba Damage.

2017.8.4. Borelli, Christopher. Chicago Tribune. In Pioneer Cemeteries, A Disappearing Part of Illinois' Landscape Lives On.

2017.8.1. Rochester Daily Bulletin. Governor Dayton Starts Water Quality Town Halls in Rochester.

2017.8. ISUCALS. Vimeo. Field Tile Investigation.


July 2017

2017.7.31. LSOHC. Minnesota's Outdoor Heritage Fund: A Process to Define Outcomes and Impacts.

2017.7.27. Wallenstein, Matthew. The Conversation. To Restore Our Soils, Feed the Microbes.

2017.7.17. Gilker, Rachel. On Pasture. Soil Health – We All Love It, But What Is It Worth?

2017.7.15. Smetanka, Mary Jane. Star Tribune. Queen of Forgotten Bees: Minnetonka Woman is on a Mission to Save Native Species.

2017.7.10. Knutson, Jonathan. InForum. Diversity on the Prairie.

2017.7.10. Brown, Kristen V. Gizmodo. America’s First Free-Roaming Genetically Engineered Insects Are Coming to New York.

2017.7.1. MN BWSR. Ecology Update.

2017.7.1. Monarch Joint Venture. Risks of Neonicotinoid Use to Pollinators.


June 2017

2017.6.29. Bjorhus, Jennifer. Star Tribune. With Help From Minnesota Researchers, Imperiled Prairie Butterfly Takes New Flight.

2017.6.29. Steil, Mark. MPRNews. This Homely, Endangered Butterfly is a Beautiful Sight to a Breeder.

2017.6.23. Blodgett, Bonnie. Star Tribune. Conventionally Farmed Land is Literally Dirt Poor. . .

2017.6.23. Charles, Dan. NPR. Arkansas Tries To Stop An Epidemic Of Herbicide Damage.

2017.6.23. Foltz Jordan, Sarah. Xerces Society. Small Farms, Big Impact: Pollinator Habitat in the Midwest.

2017.6.21. Maixner, Ed. Agri Pulse. Drought Gripping Much of the Northern Plains.

2017.6.20. Sievert, Kaley. The Daily Journal. Reviving Wilderness: M State Plants Natural Prairie on 45 Acres of Land.

2017.6.16. Bogard, Paul. The New York Times. Beyond Blades of Grass.

2017.6.16. Mooney, Chris. The Washington Post. Wildfires Used to Be Rare in the Great Plains. They've More Than Tripled in 30 Years.

2017.6.15. Flinn, Kathryn M. The Conversation. Silent Partners: Are Earthworms Creating Pathways for Invasive Plants?

2017.6.12. Şekercioğlu, Çağan H. The Cornell Lab. Analysis: The Economic Value of Birds.

2017.6.10. Driftless Prairies. Rotational Grazing.

2017.6.09. Brown, Nick. The Daily JournalBirding Big Business at North Ottawa Impoundment.

2017.6.08. Clark, Melissa A. Monarch Joint Venture. Correctional Facilities Join the Fight to Save the Monarch Butterfly.

2017.6.07. Charles, Dan. NPR. U.S. Pays Farmers Billions To Save The Soil. But It's Blowing Away.

2017.6.07. Minnesota Environmental Quality Board. 2017 State Agency Pollinator Report.

2017.6.01. University of Wisconsin-Madison. Morning Ag Clips. Lack of Date Makes Conservation Difficult.


May 2017

2017.5.26. Steinberg, Ted and Shannon Wright. The Nib. Hate Mowing Your Lawn? Good! Don't Do It.

2017.5.23. Marohn, Kirsti. MPRNews. Program Rewarding Farmers Who Protect Water Quality Small, But Growing.

2017.5.21. Hill, Jacob. Iowa State University. Does Diversity Tell the Whole Story?

2017.5.20. Anderson, Dennis. Star Tribune. Political Assault on State's Natural Resources Demands a United Response.

2017.5.17. John, Julia. The Wildlife Society. Migrating Birds Are Getting More Out of Sync With the Environment.

2017.5.12. Stahl, Lizabeth. University of Minnesota Extension. Disposing of Leftover Treated Seed.

2017.5.09. Abbott, Chuck. Successful Farming. Will CRP Acres Increase In The 2018 Farm Bill?

2017.5.03. D'Costa, Krystal. Scientific American. The American Obsession With Lawns.

2017.5.02. Grossman, Elizabeth. Civil Eats. Want Healthier Soil? Link it to Crop Insurance.


April 2017

2017.4.30. Worrall, Simon. National Geographic. Why You Need More Dirt in Your Life?

2017.4.29. Associated Press. U.S. News. Nebraska to Grow 125M Milkweed Stems to Save Butterflies.

2017.4.27. News Release. USGS. Billions More Milkweeds Needed to Restore Monarchs.

2017.4.27. Nickel, Raylene. Successful Farming. Wheat Helps a No-Till Rotation.

2017.4.26. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. How Small is Too Small?

2017.4.26. Unger, David J. Undark. Saving America’s Broken Prairie.

2017.4.24. Miller, Elizabeth. NPR. Hacking Lake Erie: Tech Competition Seeks Solutions To Water-Related Problems.

2017.4.24. Padgett, Holly. The Wildlife Society. The Future For Many Species is All About Connections.

2017.4.23. Cherveny, Tom. The Bismarck Tribune. Smoke In the Air . . .

2017.4.22. Times Editorial Board. SC Times. Despite Constitution, Legislators Attack Environment.

2017.4.18. Helzer, Chris. The Prairie Ecologist. Not Yet, Monarchs, Not Yet!

2017.4.18. Stecker, Tiffany. Bloomberg BNA. Genetically-Engineered Moths Spark Debate Over Biotech Bugs.

2017.4.17. Dunbar, Elizabeth. MPRNews. The 1997 Red River Flood: What Happened?

2017.4.17. Tran, Tu-Uyen. Fargo Forum. F-M Diversion Breaks Ground Amid Protest.

2017.4.15. Fecht, Sarah. Popular Science. You Really Can Help Save Bees By Planting Wildflowers.

2017.4.15. Karnowski, Steve. Pioneer Press. Wisconsin Turns to Minnesota for New Blood to Restore Sharp-Tailed Grouse.

2017.4.14. Montgomery, David R. The Conversation. Make Our Soil Great Again.

2017.4.13. Wallevand, Kevin. WDAY. Minnesota's Spring Chickens Were Once Common, Now Rare.

2017.4.11. Weidensaul, Scott. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The New Migration Science.

2017.4.10. Voth, Kathy. On Pasture. What Do Cows Eat, and Why?

2017.4.07. Meersman, Tom. Star Tribune. State Tracks Down Source of Weed Harmful to Crops.

2017.4.06. Carrington, Damian. The Guardian. Farms Could Slash Pesticide Use Without Losses, Research Reveals.

2017.4.05. Guarino, Ben. The Washington Post. First Evidence Found of Popular Farm Pesticides in Drinking Water.

2017.4.05. Hungate, Bruce A., et. al. Science Advances. The Economic Value of Grassland Species for Carbon Storage.

2017.4.04. News Release. Concordia College. Research for the Birds.

2017.4.03. Fox, Douglas. High Country News. Inside the Firestorm.

2017.4.03. Montgomery, David R. The Conversation. Healthy Soil is the Real Key to Feeding the World.

2017. Outdoor Industry Association. The Outdoor Recreation Economy.


March 2017

2017.3.30. Weber, Tom. MPRNews. About 100 Elk Live in MN, Should There Be More?

2017.3.29. Williams, Ted. Cool Green Science. Recovery: Prairie Reprise.

2017.3.28. Barak, Rebecca. The Applied Ecologist's Blog. Finding Missing Branches: Phylogenetic Patterns of Plant Community Diversity . . .

2017.3.20. Runquist, Erik and George E. Heimpel. University of Minnesota. Potential Causes of Declines in Minnesota’s Prairie Butterflies . . .

2017.3.23. News Release. MN DNR. Bat Disease White-Nose Syndrome Now Confirmed in 6 Minnesota Counties.

2017.3.22. Greshko, Michael. National Geographic. First U.S. Bumblebee Officially Listed as Endangered.

2017.3.22. Matsumoto, Nancy. NPR. Why More Farmers Are Making The Switch To Grass-Fed Meat And Dairy?

2017.3.17. Skwarecki, Beth. Lifehacker. Don't Plant Those "Bee-Friendly" Wildflowers Cheerios Is Giving Away.

2017.3.16. Charles, Dan. NPR. How To Make Farmers Love Cover Crops? Pay Them.

2017.3.14. Knapton, Sarah. The Telegraph. Bumblebees Make Flowers Grow Bigger and Smell Sweeter.

2017.3.13. Lawton, Kurt. Montana Outdoors. Economics of Soil Loss.

2017.3.13. Myers, Victoria G. The Progressive Farmer. Adaptive Grazing.

2017.3.01. Henderson, Carrol. MN Conservation Volunteer. Visions of Swans.

2017.3.01. Goetzman, Keith. MN Conservation Volunteer. The Waters Downhill.

2017.3.01. Dickson, Tom. Corn + Soybean Digest. What about the Others?

2017. Royte, Elizabeth. Audubon. The Same Pesticides Linked to Bee Declines Might Also Threaten Birds.

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