Planning and preparing for a restoration project can seem like a daunting task. Luckily, there are a lot of resources out there to help you get started. This week, we are featuring the Prairie Restoration Guides from the Nature Conservancy. These comprehensive guides can assist anyone from the backyard gardener to a farmer looking to transform cropland into a conservation prairie. Looking at factors such as soil moisture, existing vegetation, and project goals can help devise a strategy for tackling your restoration project. Use these guides to assist in planning and implementing your prairie restoration project and use local resources, such as your county SWCD office. MNL can also help every step of the way – from consultation and design, assisting you with seed and plant selection for a DIY prairie project, or performing all the necessary installation and land management procedures. MNL can match any state seed mix or suggest one of our custom mixes to suit your project goals. Winter is the perfect time to begin planning your restoration project, so you are ready to begin site preparation in the spring.