Great Plains Virtual Tours
Chippewa Prairie Preserve
The Chippewa Prairie is a northern tallgrass prairie located on glacial outwash in southwestern Minnesota. The glacier left many boulders on the soil, making it too rocky to farm. The land was used for hay and grazing. The Chippewa Prairie is managed with patch burn grazing for improved rangeland health, wildlife habitat, and species diversity. Plant communities, invertebrates, birds, and herptofauna are monitored. The site is jointly managed by The Nature Conservancy and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.