Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Northern tallgrass prairie is one of the rarest ecosystems in North America. Once a vast sea of grasses and wildflowers, much of the remnant prairies have been converted to crop fields. Zimmerman Prairie preserves a small portion of unbroken tallgrass prairie. Many prairie plants and animals thrive at this unique site.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing
Periodic controlled fire and mowing help keep brush and trees from invading and out competing the prairie wildflowers and grasses. Unfortunately, some introduced species are found on the site. Conservancy stewards are working to minimize their expansion and to reduce their impact on the native plants that have thrived here for centuries.