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 native Palouse Prairie is available. The Phoenix Conservancy is partnering with numerous local organizations to control invasive species while reintroducing threatened native species.
As with every one of our focus areas, the problems facing this ecosystem are diverse and numerous. Because of this, our approaches must be equally diverse. Read more about these approaches below!