Prairie Restoration Science




western Washington, USA


The Center for Natural Lands Management is actively managing and restoring thousands of acres of native prairie throughout western Washington. This work requires that we use the most effective and efficient restoration techniques available. The Prairie Restoration Science Intern will help to investigate and improve our understanding of prairie ecology and restoration methods using the latest technology and information available. Examples of restoration research projects include: 1) Investigating large-scale seeding techniques and application rates; 2) Enhancing native plant establishment using mycorrhizal fungi; 3) Improving the use of prescribed fire as a restoration tool; and 4) Investigating abundance, diversity and role of native pollinators in the prairie ecosystem.