Tallgrass Prairie Center establishes native plants along Iowa roadsides

The UNI Tallgrass Prairie Center’s work to value and restore tallgrass prairies throughout the state continued last year, with one program distributing enough seed for 1,290 roadside acres.

The TPC’s Iowa Roadside Management Program last year distributed enough seed for 40 Iowa counties to plant along roadsides. The program itself serves 47 counties and 12 city roadside vegetation programs, which create adaptable weed-resistant plant communities to enhance rainfall infiltration, slow runoff, trap sediment, reduce erosion and create habitats for pollinators, birds and other wildlife. For more information visit tallgrassprairiecenter.org.