There are many free resources available to those that wish to learn more about prairie restoration, reconstruction and Iowa Roadside Management. A small list of these can be found below.
Benton County Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Plan
-This resource explains how the Benton County IRM program operates.
Benton County Conservation Newsletter
- The Benton County IRM Program publishes articles in the Benton County Conservation Newsletter.
Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management Technical Manual
-This resource provides an in depth look at IRM practices.
Managing Roadsides for Bees and Butterflies
-Provides information about roadside prairie restorations and their importance to native pollinators.
Milkweed Information Sheet
-Provides information on Iowa’s native milkweed species.
Gardening for Monarchs
-Provides information on how to create gardens to support monarch butterflies.
Tallgrass Prairie Center REAP-CEP Videos
-Provides information on how to design a native seed mix, plan a prairie reconstruction and calibrate a seed drill.
Prairie Moon Nursery
-Provides excellent plant photos and information that help in identifying native plants.
How to Grow a Prairie
-Provides information on how to restore native prairie
How to Germinate Seed Based Upon Seed Codes
-Prairie Moon Nurseries guide on how to germinate native seed based upon seed codes.