Edge of the Prairiethe sand prairies and savannas of the Chicago region

    Links to the Outside

After five years online, we've started a major update and redesign for Edge of the Prairie. We've removed the bad links, and added new ones; we'll be adding more as we find them. If you have a good prairie or oak savanna link to suggest, please send e-mail to editor Marty Lucas at marty@bigeastern.com


The Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center - a huge site based in North Dakota and hosted by the US Geological Survey.

The Fire Effects Information Service - an extensive site hosted by the USDA.

Midwest Oak Ecosystems Recovery Plan - a series of studies from 1995, hosted by EPA.

The Tallgrass Prairie in Illinois - by Kenneth Robertson.

The Konza Prairie Long Term Ecological Research Program at the Konza Prairie Biological Station, Manhattan, KS, USA.

Illinois Prairie Page.


Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Will County, Illinois.

Hoosier Prairie Nature Preserve in Lake County Indiana (near Chicago).

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge in central Wisconsin.

The Kankakee Sands a TNC project in Indiana, a few miles west of the Big Eastern.

    Prairie and Savanna Restoration

Prairie Establishment and Landscaping by William E. McClain.

Prairie Wildflowers from Purdue University.

Meadows and Prairies Forum on GardenWeb.


Midwestern Wetland Flora from the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center.

National Wetlands Inventory Center from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

    Educational Resources

Threatened and Endangered Species of Wisconsin an educationally oriented site.

EE-Link hosted by the University of Michigan.


The Iowa Prairie Network - a nonprofit organization committed to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie in East-Central Illinois.

Grand Prairie Friends.

Oak Openings - a project to preserve savanna habitat near Toledo, Ohio.

Aldo Leopold Foundation.

EnviroLink the Online Environmental Community.


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