Central Prairie - Preserving the Prairie
The Illinois Grand Prairie is gone forever. What seemed like an endless
expanse of grass has become one of the most rare habitats in Illinois.
By saving and restoring the few small prairie remnants, we can preserve
some of the plants and animals that symbolize this once truly Grand Prairie.
Conservationists are also restoring a large expanse of prairie in northern
Illinois at the
Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.