Rematriating Iowa’s Historical Prairie
Rematriating Iowa’s Historical Prairie: Combining Historical Management Techniques to Foster Modern Conservation
Wednesday, June 28 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Host: Shelley Buffalo
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Address: 9981 Pacific St. | Prairie City, IA 50228
Join prairie rematriation advocate and consultant Shelley Buffalo of the Meskwaki Tribe as she leads attendees on a prairie tour. This field day will be held at the Neal Smith Wildlife Refuge in Prairie City, Iowa, and will consist of an indoor nature center tour and an outdoor prairie walk. Shelley will discuss how to holistically manage prairie landscapes to support biodiversity. She will also discuss the cultural relevance Iowa’s prairie had, and still has, to the Meskwaki and other local Tribes. The outdoor trail is paved and wheelchair-accessible.
A lunch featuring Meskwaki traditional food will follow the indoor tour.
- Women, Food and Agriculture Network (WFAN)
See & Discuss:
- Prairie restoration
- Cultural and historical prairie management
- Fire management practices
- Wildlife (bison, birds, insects and more)
- Soil and water quality
- Implementing historical practices for modern conservation
- Attendees may park in front of the visitor center at Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge.