Tallgrass Prairie Center


Technical Guides

Tech Guides



Download one, or all ten, of the Tallgrass Prairie Center's technical guides. Each guide was created using information from The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest (UI Press), a source of comprehensive information about tallgrass prairie restoration.


  1. Seed Collecting from Tallgrass Prairies
  2. Drying, Cleaning and Storing Prairie Seed
  3. Propagating Native Plants
  4. Recognizing and Appreciating Tallgrass Prairie Remnants
  5. Native Seed Source and Quality
  6. Designing Seed Mixes
  7. Site Preparation
  8. Seeding
  9. Initial Post Seeding and Early Reconstruction Management
  10. Evaluating Stand Establishment