Resource Collection




Wayne I. Anderson

Geology of Iowa: Over Two billion Years of Change

Robert C. Ahrenhoerster and Trelen Wilson  

Prairie Restoration for the Beginner

Lauren Brown 

Grasses: An Identification Guide

Walter H. Capps

Seeing with a Native Eye:  Essays on Native American Religion

Paul Christiansen and Mark Muller

An Illustrated Guide to Iowa Prairie Plants

David Costello

The Prairie World

Ruth C. Cushman and Stephen Jones 

Shortgrass Prairie 

Edgar Denison

Missouri Wildflowers, 3rd ed.

Everett Dick

Conquering the Great American Desert


Patricia D. Duncan

Tallgrass Prairie: The Inland Sea  


Lawrence Eilers and Dean Roosa  

The Vascular Plants of Iowa


Melvin R. Gilmore

Uses of Plants by the Indians of the Missouri River Region


Great Plains Flora Association

Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains


Elizabeth Grossman

Adventuring Along the Lewis and Clark Trail


Paul Gruchow

Grass Roots: The Universe of Home

Journal of a Prairie Year

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Iowa - Portrait of the Land

William Least Heat-Moon

PrairyErth (A Deep Map): An Epic History of the Tallgrass Prairie Country

A. S. Hitchcock

Manual of the Grasses of the United States, Vol. 1

Duane Hutchinson

Doc Graham Sandhills Doctor

James R. Johnson and Gary E. Larson

Grassland Plants of South Dakota and the Northern Great Plains

James R. Johnson and James T. Nichols

Plants of South Dakota Grasslands: A Photographic Study

Mary Louise Johnson

Favorite Prairie Wild Flowers and Grasses

Carl Kurtz 

Iowa’s Wild Places
A Practical Guide to Prairie Reconstruction

Aimee Larabee and John Altman

Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie

Doug Ladd

Tallgrass Prairie Wildflowers

Gary E. Larson and James R. Johnson

Plants of the Black Hills and Bear Lodge Mountains

Robert C. Lommasson

Nebraska Wild Flowers

Aldo Leopold

A Sand County Almanac

Winifred Lubell and Cecil Lubell

The Tall Grass Zoo

John Madson

Tallgrass Prairie

Where the Sky Began

Richard Manning

A Good House: Building a Life on the Land

Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization

Food's Frontier: The Next Green Revolution

Grassland: The History, Biology, Politics and Promise of the American Prairie

Last Stand

One Round River:  The Curse of Gold and the Fight for the Big Blackfoot

Rewilding the West: Restoration in a Prairie Landscape

Merrill J. Mattes

The Great Platte River Road


Connie Mutel

A Watershed Year: Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008
Fragile Giants

The Emerald Horizon

Connie Mutel and Mary Swander

Land of the Fragile Giants

Walter Mirk

An Introduction to the Tallgrass Prairie of the Upper Midwest: Its History, Ecology, Preservation, and Reconstruction

Stan Nichols and Lynn Entine

Prairie Primer

John G. Neihardt

All is But a Beginning
Black Elk Speaks
The Twilight of the Sioux
When the Tree Flowered

Dan O'Brien

Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch
Stolen Horses

Steven Olson

The Prairie in Nineteenth-Century American Poetry

Stephen Packard and Cornelia F. Mutel, eds.

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook: For Prairies, Savannas, and Woodlands

Mil Penner and Carol Schmidt

TPrairie: The Land and Its People

Vern Plambeck and  Harold G. Nagel, eds.

The Loess Hills Prairies of Central Nebraska

John T. Price

Man Killed by Pheasant and Other Kinships

Not Just Any Land: A Personal and Literary Journey into the American Grasslands

Jean Cutler Prior

A Regional Guide to Iowa Landforms
Landforms of Iowa

Harold W. Rock  

Prairie Propagation Handbook

Larry A. Stone and Jon W. Stravers  

Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World

Steven J. Rothenberger and Susanne George-Bloomfield, eds. 

A Prairie Mosaic: An Atlas of Central Nebraska's Land, Culture, Nature 

Sylvan T. Runkel and Dean M. Roosa

Wildflowers of the Tallgrass Prairie : The Upper Midwest

Mari Sandoz

Love Song to the Plains

Ann Sigford

Tall Grass and Trouble

Milo J. Schult

Where Buffalo Roam

R. Newell Searle 

Gardens of the Desert 

Daryl Smith, Dave Williams, Greg Houseal, and Kirk Henderson

The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Prairie Restoration in the Upper Midwest

J. Robert Smith and Beatrice S. Smith

The Prairie Garden: Seventy Native Plants You Can Grow in Town or Country

H. A. Stephens

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines in Kansas
Woody Plants of the North Central Plains

Mark R. Stromberg, Jeffrey D. Corbin, and Carla M. D'Antonio

California Grasslands: Ecology and Management

Larry A. Stone and Jon W. Stravers  

Sylvan T. Runkel: Citizen of the Natural World

Robert L. Thayer

LifePlace: Bioregional Thought and Practice

Theodore Van Bruggen

The Vascular Plants of South Dakota
Wildflowers, Grasses & Other Plants of the Northern Plains and Black Hills

May Theilgaard Watts

Reading the Landscape of America

Dave Williams

The Tallgrass Prairie Center Guide to Seed and Seedling Identification in the Upper Midwest

Jim Wilson and Alice Wilson

Grass Land

US National Park Service

Loess Hills Special Resource Study and Environmental Assessment




America's Lost Landscape:  The Tallgrass Prairie

Fate of the Plains

Death of the Dream: Farmhouses in the Heartland

Great Grand Mother

Missouri's Tallgrass Prairie: An American Original

Tallgrass Prairie Reconstruction

Using Prescribed Fire in Oklahoma