Dr. Marissa Ahlering has a passion for prairies and prairie conservation. Currently the Science Director for Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, Marissa’s work with TNC focuses on building resilience in grassland ecosystems, designing prairie restorations and helping to stop grassland conversion.
TNC preserves are frequently used for scientific study and educational instruction. We collaborate with colleges and universities across our chapter on a variety of field experiences. To conduct research on any TNC preserve, apply for a permit below.