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1 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center gifted 300 acres for preservation
Klinkhammer--Bailey (Student--2021)
Northern Iowan 119:34, p.01
2/6/2023 Cathy Irvine of Dysart, Iowa has donated 300 acres of land to the Tallgrass Prairie Center. The center's work helps preserve and restore Iowa's tallgrass prairie which is vital to our ecosystems and water quality in the state. Bailey Klinkhammer writes more about what the center does and how UNI students can get involved; photo.
2 Students lend hand in prairie project
Kelsey--Elizabeth (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:26, p.02
12/9/2019 Students from Union High School participated in a prairie re-seeding project, Wednesday, November 20 at the Irvine Prairie.
3 'Prairie Rendezvous' event to honor retiring professor
Alldredge--Anna (Student--2019)
Northern Iowan 116:4, p.04
9/12/2019 A Prairie Rendezvous will be held on September 14 at 10:30 am to celebrate the career of Dr. Daryl Smith. Smith was a professor at UNI and created the Tallgrass Prairie Center in 1973. At the Rendezvous, the Tallgrass Prairie will be renamed the Daryl Smith Prairie.
4 Tallgrass Prairie Center educates during field day
Flanders--Anna (Student--2017), Leitner--Gabrielle (Class of 2020)
Northern Iowan 115:5, p.05
9/10/2018 Tallgrass Prairie Center hosted an education opportunity revolving around the benefits of prairie strips.
5 Concern about the decline of the monarch butterfly
Public Relations News Release 2014:94, p.1
10/23/2014 John Pleasants, professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology at Iowa State University, will visit UNI October 29.
6 UNI to celebrate Iowa Prarie Heritage Week
Public Relations News Release 2014:25, p.1
8/27/2014 UNI will host activities during Iowa Prairie Heritage week, September 8 through September 14. UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center will offer refreshments and optional tours during this time.
7 UNI to discuss roadside vegetation management plans across Iowa
Public Relations News Release 2013:115, p.1
11/6/2013 The Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Program will be celebrating 25 years by hosting informational sessions.
8 UNI students to help restore Cedar Bend Savanna
Public Relations News Release 2012:145, p.1
11/20/2012 UNI students and staff will be working to restore the Cedar Bend Savanna. This event was planned by AmeriCorps and the Tallgrass Prairie Center.
9 UNI to host Ecological Restoration Seminar on Rochester Cemetery
Public Relations News Release 2012:68, p.1
9/19/2012 University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center will host Peter Kollasch as part of the Ecological Restoration Seminar Series. The management perspectives of the Rochester Cemetery will be the topic of discussion.
10 UNI participates in twenty-sixth annual roadside conference
Public Relations News Release 2012:55, p.1
9/12/2012 Program attracts county roadside managers from across the state. Topics covered include biodiversity and ecosystem productivity, habitat management, and the effects of roadside prairie plantings on water purification and nutrient retention.
11 UNI and the US Army Corps of Engineers offer wetland delineation class
Public Relations News Release 2011:322, p.1
6/8/2012 Weeklong class will be held at the Tallgrass Prairie Center. Students will learn to identify wetlands and determine needed boundaries. Classroom sessions will fill the mornings and work in the field will be done in the afternoon.
12 Tallgrass Prairie Center to host seminar on savanna restoration
Public Relations News Release 2011:248, p.1
3/30/2012 The Tallgrass Prairie Center will host John Pearson for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources to talk about the savanna plant community.
13 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center receives additional funding for Prairie Power Project
Public Relations News Release 2011:116, p.1
11/14/2011 The Tallgrass Prairie Center receive another grant to finalize a study that uses prairie seeds for energy production.
14 Prairie center gets a face-lift
Findley--Blake Thurston (Student--2010)
Northern Iowan 108:14, p.1
10/14/2011 Tallgrass Prairie Center renovations include remodeled graduate offices, conference center, research labs, an expanded shop area, greenhouse, and updated storage facility; photo.
15 UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center to hold open house
Public Relations News Release 2011:65, p.1
10/3/2011 An open house will be held for UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center to showcase new renovations and building expansion.
16 UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center provides seed for Iowa counties
Public Relations News Release 2010:338, p.1
4/25/2011 Over 40 counties will collect prairie grass and wildflower seeds for roadside planting. The grass and flowers are good habitats for wild life and add more color to the landscape.
17 UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center to host Research and Management Seminar.
Public Relations News Release 2010:283, p.1
4/8/2011 Priya Shahani, coordinator of the Monarch Joint Venture at the University of Minnesota will deliver her lecture over "Monarch Biology, Conservation Needs, and the Monarch Joint Venture."
18 Serving Iowa's sustainability needs
Northern Iowa Today 94:2, p.16
4/1/2011 Several centers on the UNI campus focus on innovation, consultation, and reducing waste; photo.
19 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center to host Seedling Identification Workshop
Public Relations News Release 2010:241, p.1
3/14/2011 The registration fee is $60 and includes a catered lunch, a workshop reference binder, the Tallgrass Prairie Center's "Center Guide to Seed and Seedling ID" and native seedlings to take home.
20 Larry Stone discusses the legacy of Iowa's 'bird lady'
Krull--Danielle Leigh (Student--2011)
Northern Iowan 107:40, p.4
3/1/2011 Gladys Black and her passion for birds, kids, and outdoor education were examined during a story telling and photographic presentation; photo.
21 UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center to host Research and Management Seminar.
Public Relations News Release 2010:225, p.1
2/28/2011 Seminar to discuss the basics of monarch biology and their migration, as well as the conservation challenges that face monarchs.
22 UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center and Club SOLE to host 'Gladys Black: The Legacy of Iowa's Bird Lady' seminar.
Public Relations News Release 2010:209, p.1
2/9/2011 Larry Stone, freelance writer and photographer, will share his stories if Gladys Black and her place among Iowa conservations legends.
23 Goats and cattle as land managers: UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center to host Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt study
Public Relations News Release 2010:106, p.1
10/19/2010 Loren Lown, director of Polk County Conservation, will discuss research being done at the Chichaqua Bottoms Natural Area. The three-year field experiment is taking place at the Chichaqua Bottoms Greenbelt, which runs along the Skunk River in Polk County.
24 UNI Alumni Association to present Heritage Honours Awards during Homecoming
Public Relations News Release 2010:105, p.1
10/18/2010 Clayton Condit (B.A. '92), and Barbara (Schmitt) Condit (B.A. '92) of Minneapolis, MN Will receive the Young Alumnus Award and Young Alumna Award, respectively, which recognize graduates 40 years of age or younger who have excelled in their professions.
25 Restoring the Cedar Bend Savanna to be discussed at UNI
Public Relations News Release 2010:70, p.1
9/24/2010 Mary Cox, a graduate student in the Professional Science Masters program focusing on ecosystem management, will discuss her efforts to restore Black Hawk County Conservation Board's Cedar Bend Savanna, a 55 acre degraded sand savanna.
26 Members of the media may sign up to accompany prairie conference field trips; Deadline to register is July 30
Public Relations News Release 2009:495, p.1
7/12/2010 The 2010 North American Prairie Conference, "Restoring a National Treasure," will be ehld with full-and half-day field trips to sites throughout Iowa. Pre- and post-conference trips also are planned.
27 North American conference at UNI to explore all aspects of prairies, from scientific investigation to artistic inspiration; Aug. 1 - 5f
Public Relations News Release 2009:484, p.1
6/15/2010 Four keynote speakers will present during the conference: Reed Noss, Mark Ackelson, John Price, and Daryl Smith. Participants can choose from among a number of sessions that cover prairie management, prairie restoration and reconstruction.
28 UNI to hold 'Be Your Own Boss: Youth Entrepreneur Camp' for fifth and sixth graders
Public Relations News Release 2009:480, p.1
6/10/2010 "Students will learn the process of business evaluation and creation which will benefit them now and in the future," said Katherine Cota-Uyar, associate director of the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center.
29 Iowa's county roadside managers to pick up $225,000 worth of native seeds at UNI April 14, 15
Public Relations News Release 2009:392, p.1
4/12/2010 Representatives from 45 Iowa counties will be at the campus to pick up their share of a $225,000 prairie grass and wildflower seed purchase, which is enough seed to provide beautification and maintenance reduction for more than 1,000 acres.
30 Presentation at UNI on ecological restoration of native lands
Public Relations News Release 2009:378, p.1
4/6/2010 Carter Johnson will discuss the commercial opportunities of converted cropland in "South Dakota's Prairie Farm: An Experiment in Economic and Ecological Sustainability." Johnson will explore the EcoSun Prairie Farms Project, which is a 640-acre farm.
31 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center presents Sustainability of Agriculture Landscapes: Perspectives from Southern Australia
Public Relations News Release 2009:358, p.1
3/26/2010 Tony W. Norton and Jann E. Williams, from the University of Tasmania, Australia, will examine the biodiversity, ecosystem services and land use of Tasmania's agricultural landscapes using a combination of spatial sciences and ecological techniques.
32 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center to hold third seminar in natural resource research and management series
Public Relations News Release 2009:311, p.1
3/2/2010 Christopher Barber will discuss his research that explores improving seedling establishment in native prairies. He will present "Early Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction Establishment using Micronutrient and Mycorrhizal Inoculant on Native Seeds."
33 Natural resource research and management seminar to highlight bobcats in Iowa
Public Relations News Release 2009:266, p.1
2/10/2010 "Return of the Carnivores: What We Can Learn From Studies of Population and Landscape Ecology of Bobcats in Iowa" is the title of a lecture to be given by Iowa State University professor William Clark, at the Tallgrass Prairie Center.
34 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center to hold roadside prairie plantings and pollinator conservation seminar
Public Relations News Release 2009:224, p.1
1/14/2010 Jennifer Hopwood, associated with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, will share her research concerning bee populations in restored roadside prairies. She will discuss how roadside pprairie reconstruction can help conserve these pollinators
35 UNI in Iowa; programs reach all 99 counties
Northern Iowa Today 93:3, p.12
1/1/2010 Business and Community Services programs assist Iowans in many ways; map shows distribution of UNI alumni, students, alumni educators, and BCS clients; photo.
36 UNI's Tallgrass Prairie Center and CEEE present Emerald Horisona: Sustainability and Nature in Iowa
Public Relations News Release 2009:151, p.1
11/4/2009 Connie Mutel, historian and archivist of the Iowa Institute for Hydraulic Engineering at the University of Iowa, will discuss the transformation of Iowa's extensive tallgrass prairie into cropland, and the results of this conversion.
37 23rd Annual Roadside Conference to be held in Mason City
Public Relations News Release 2009:57, p.1
9/15/2009 "Roadsides: Living on the Edge" will have activities including a chainsaw demonstration, various speakers, an afternoon bus tour, professional development training, roadside weed control and trends in deer/vehicle collisions.
38 Iowa's county roadside managers to pick up $200,000 worth of native seeds at UNI May 5, 6
Public Relations News Release 2008:513, p.1
5/1/2009 Representatives from 41 Iowa counties will pick up 20,000 pounds of native seeds from the Tallgrass Prairie Center. This is the 12th year the program has received this Transportation Enhancement Program funding from the Iowa Department of Transportation.
39 The greening of UNI
Public Relations News Release 2008:421, p.1
3/26/2009 Areas of mowed turf are shrinking, native plants are becoming more common, stream channels and banks have been improved and marginal areas like ditches have been rehabilitated. TPC is a strong advocate of using native vegetation.
40 Tallgrass Prairie Center to present lecture on challenges of land management and stewardship
Public Relations News Release 2008:347, p.1
2/16/2009 Joe McGovern, land stewardship program director at the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation (INHF), will address the challenges that come with managing land on a statewide level.
41 Tallgrass Prairie Center to present seminar on sustainable water quality retrofit installations
Public Relations News Release 2008:340, p.1
2/5/2009 Paul Meyerman, assistant director of operations planning and physical plant administration at UNI, will discuss how the installations fit in with UNI's sustainability principles and the cultural challenges associated with incorporating these techniques.
42 Tallgrass Prairie Center presents first seminar in series about natural resource research and management
Public Relations News Release 2008:306, p.1
1/16/2009 Gregg Schmitt, the Private Lands biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources will speak on "The Iowa DNR's Private Lands Program" and will discuss cost sharing and technical assistance opportunities that the DNR provides to private landowners.
43 UNI trail system offers escape to natural areas
Public Relations News Release 2008:251, p.1
12/2/2008 Hikers can escape from an urban or campus setting into woods that are full of deer and some 60 native species of birds on the South Campus Trail. The nearly four-mile trail system runs around the middle branch of Dry Run Creek watershed.
44 Tallgrass Prairie Center presents final seminar in the series about natural resource research and management
Public Relations News Release 2008:176, p.1
10/27/2008 Karl DeLong, emeritus biology professor at Grinnell College, will speak about the restoration work he started in 1993 on a 40-acre heavily grazed woodlot.
45 Tallgrass Prairie Center presents native seed workshop on Oct. 30
Public Relations News Release 2008:126, p.1
10/7/2008 At the "Native Seed Harvest and Cleaning Workshop," participants will learn when and how to harvest different seed species, how to determine seed ripe/fill, cleaning and conditioning to improve seed quality and tips on seed storage.
46 Biological Preserves Committee invites UNI and community to 'Take a Hike'
Public Relations News Release 2008:118, p.1
10/3/2008 The Committee has created a new system of hiking trails on the southern edge of campus. The trails pass throuth the Preserves and Tall Grass Prairie, and portions of the trails run alongside Dry Run Creek.
47 Lincoln Elementary students to take part in UNI green program
Public Relations News Release 2008:101, p.1
9/25/2008 Students in grades one, three, and five will be "getting their green on" this fall when UNI's Recycling and Reuse Technology Transfer Center launches a comprehensive education program on recycling, reusing, and reducing waste.
48 Roadside vegetation management meeting in Sac City Sept. 25
Public Relations News Release 2008:87, p.1
9/19/2008 More than 100 roadside vegetation management employees from state and county agencies plan to attend the Conference. The conference program, features Connie Mutel, author of "The Emerald Horizon: The History of Nature in Iowal."
49 Tallgrass Prairie Center sponsors seminar series on natural resource research and management 'Support your local grass farmer:
Public Relations News Release 2008:38, p.1
9/2/2008 Steve John, the executive director of the Agricultural Watershed Institute, will lead the first seminar in a series on natural resource research and management at the Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University.
50 Iowa's county roadside managers to pick up $200,000 worth of native seeds at UNI May 7, 8
Public Relations News Release 2007:665, p.1
5/6/2008 This is the 11th year the county roadside managers will use the seed--a mix of 48 prairie grasses and wildflowers--for beautification, habitat restoration and creation, erosion control and weed control.


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