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Midwest Wilderness Connections Eco-brief: Fairmount Cemetery Prairie

The last native bluff prairie remnant in Davenport, Iowa can be visited in Fairmount Cemetery. Towering above the Mississippi River, this prairie has been holding this bluff in place for thousands of years due to its very deep underground root mass. In fact, above ground we only see about a third of the prairie biomass, the remainder is underground. Areas of bluff where the prairie was destroyed and planted to lawn grass are prone to slumping, which happens often. Re-establishing prairie on problem slopes should mimic what is found in the Fairmount Cemetery Prairie, not a slapstick generic prairie mix. Mother Nature has it figured out, listen to her. Visit the Midwest Wilderness Connections Natural Areas website to learn more about the Fairmount Cemetery Prairie.

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