Research at Nachusa
Scientific investigation occurs all year at Nachusa Grasslands, ranging from informal restoration experiments by stewards in their units to Friends-supported academic studies throughout the preserve. The Nature Conservancy, foundations, colleges, and universities may also provide funding for various projects. All scientists must obtain permission to conduct research at Nachusa Grasslands.
Nachusa Science Symposium
The fourth annual Nachusa Grasslands Science Symposium, hosted by the Friends of Nachusa Grasslands, will take place on October 22, 2018, at the Nachusa Headquarters Barn. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the event.
2017 Nachusa Science Symposium Poster and Speaker Abstracts
2016 Nachusa Science Symposium Poster and Speaker Abstracts
Friends of Nachusa Grasslands Scientific Research Grants
To encourage scientific research at Nachusa, the Friends of Nachusa Grasslands awards monetary grants to qualified academic scholars, graduate students, and independent researchers who are interested in studying topics relevant to the Preserve.
Since the Friends began awarding the scientific grants, the annual amounts have increased from $1,000 in 2011 to $40,000 in 2018.
Funded research projects focus primarily on prairie, savanna, wetland, woodland, and stream habitat management such as prescribed fire, seed collection, weed control, general or specific flora or faunal populations, and natural areas restoration.
Friends Science 2018 Grants
Thanks to a challenge grant and the generous support of individual donors, Friends once again increased our grant total and awarded $40,000, divided in varying amounts among 15 researchers. See the Friends 2018 Science Grants page for details.
For summaries of previous years’ grant award projects, visit: