The Palouse Prairie, formerly one of the most biodiverse ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest, is essentially extinct. Of the estimated more than 12 million acres of original habitat, less than 1% remains, most of which is fragmented and rapidly losing ground to invasive species.
Fortunately, most of the species that used to call this region home are still hanging on, and could easily recolonize the region if we reestablish native Palouse Prairie. The Phoenix Conservancy is partnering with numerous local organizations as restoration specialists, focused on controlling invasive species while reintroducing threatened native species. By establishing native plants, The Phoenix Conservancy has launched several projects devoted to restoring the region’s unique wildlife, from pollinators to pygmy rabbits.