Prairie Arts and Sciences

Maintaining support for the restoration and preservation of our native prairies and wetlands is both a challenge and a joy.


Local hunters and naturalists are critical to our mission. So are local farmers and business owners. And so are local scientists and artists.


The Longspur Prairie Fund is proud of its partnerships with local biologists, ecologists, and their students. We are equally proud of our partnerships with local artists and writers.  The sciences and the arts provide important bridges between our natural world and our minds. New scientific research facilitates and deepens our understanding of the nuances and complexities of our local biosphere. The same can be said for new artistic work. The arts and sciences help us stay connected to our changing environment. Perhaps most importantly, the arts and sciences inspire us through the celebration of human reason, creativity, and passion. They make us feel alive. 


LPF Research Summary, 2012-2013 (PDF)

LPF Research Summary, 2013-2014 (PDF)


The Longspur Prairie Fund is dedicated to fostering the experiences, insights, and pleasures found in the native landscapes of the Red River Valley by way of advocacy, education, and conservation.

We respect farmers, hunters, business owners, their properties, and their communities. We protect native plants, animals, habitats, and their ecologies. We teach the wisdom of the prairie through the arts and sciences. ​

We restore native landscapes and preserve them for all time. 







The Longspur Prairie Fund (EIN 83-2452110) is a non-profit, tax-exempt charity under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.      

1217 Elm Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560 (c) 2008-2021 The Longspur Prairie Fund - Updated 8 April 2021

"Our profession is to always find God in nature."  - Henry David Thoreau                                                                                                                       

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