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News Release on STRIPS Movie

November 5, 2014

(November, 2014) Learn more about "STRIPS - The Movie" through this news release prepared by our partner, the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture. We also celebrate our 100th acre in prairie strips this month!

FAQ: What are prairie strips?

What are prairie strips?

Prairie strips are a conservation practice that uses strategically placed native prairie plantings in crop fields.

The practice was developed and tested by the STRIPS (Science-based Trials of Rowcrops Integrated with Prairie Strips) team at the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa.


A list of STRIPS institutional partners, funders, and stakeholder advisory committee members can be found here.

Social Engagement

Social Engagement

To spread the word and adoption of this Best Management Practice (BMP), the Prairie Strips Team relies on the influence of multiple entities to educate Midwestern communities; these include partner organizations, cooperating landowners, scientists, educators, and extension specialists to visually display signage, conduct research, host educational field days and provide extension workshops.