The diversity of a habitat is directly related to the diversity of the wildlife populations which it houses. Roeslein AE’s vision for prairie restoration calls for providing a diverse mix of prairie biomass plantings that would be similar to those grasses native to the ecosystem.
By planting similar grasses to those naturally found in the ecosystem, we are able to provide a valuable resource for the area’s birds, insects, and animals to thrive in these areas. The emphasis on perennial grasses to mimic the natural conditions for these grasslands helps to provide ongoing food and water resources for the animal and bird population. Restored prairies provide nectar that supports insects to benefit pollinated food crops in nearby fields.
Seasonal harvesting of the restored grasses allows for their use as a valuable biomass feedstock while encouraging new growth to maintain biodiversity.