How these state scientists plan to restore some prairie grasslands
The attached interview above is from SDPB's daily public-affairs show, In the Moment.
A group of grassland scientists led by associate professor Lora Perkins and assistant professor Maribeth Latvis of SDSU’s Department of Natural Resource Management are looking at how biodiversity of plant restoration can impact soil restoration and pollinator habitat.
The research is part of a three-year $650,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service grant. This summer the researchers will plant 480 plots with various mixtures of grasses and wildflowers and then measure changes in soil health and pollinator habitat.