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Prairie Restorations, Inc. is the longest operating full-service ecological restoration company in the United States. We have passionately led the way in the fascinating business of native plant community restoration.

Prairies, wetlands, woodlands, and shorelines and native plant landscapes designed, installed and maintained by educated and experienced staff.

Having completed thousands of projects over the years, we've been fortunate to work with many great people on many types of projects:

Lakeville Prairie Project
VIDEO - Lakeville's Environmental Resources Specialist interviews one of our Buckthorn Experts.

Minnesota Public Radio's Sounds and Voices reporter Dan Olson Visits our Headquarters Facility in Princeton

Listen to this WCCO AUDIO Interview with PRI President Ron Bowen and learn about how habitat loss is affecting bees, butterflies and other pollinators and what can be done to help.

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Whether you're seeking to preserve or enhance an existing native landscape, or you're looking to restore what once existed in your area, PRI can help you create an authentic and ecologically-sound plan for your property. With six Minnesota locations, our services are available in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota, and Iowa. Going native can be an exciting process that can bring years of enjoyment and satisfaction.


We're excited to have one of our most passionate clients, Fred and Marcy Schramm in Plymouth, featured in this recent KARE-11 Grow with KARE segment. We worked with Fred and Marcy beginning 14 years ago to convert much of their property into a native prairie landscape. This beautiful restoration is now home to bluebirds, butterflies, bees and other amazing pollinators. Fred and Marcy love their prairie and enjoy giving tours to whoever is interested in learning about and experiencing their landscape!


A Passionate Commitment to Restoring the Landscape

In the early 1970's, Prairie Restorations, Inc. arose out of founder Ron Bowen's passion to restore the native prairie back to the Minnesota landscape. With less than 1% of the original prairie remaining in Minnesota, it was imperative that something needed to be done.

His answer was to build a business that was dedicated to incorporating these increasingly rare native plants into the developed landscape. Low-maintenance, beautiful and environmentally beneficial landscapes that help restore our natural heritage. One man's vision has blossomed into a full service restoration company that is dedicated to restoring and protecting all native plant communities.

A Native Landscape is Appropriate for Almost Any Site

PRI is very fortunate to have worked with so many wonderful clients over the years and residential, commercial, and public sector. Our clients range from large corporations to hobby farmers to suburban homeowners, all who realize the benefits of owning a native landscape. Whether it's a few hundred square feet or a thousand acres, the team at PRI can help return the beauty of native plants to your corner of the earth.

Considering both ecology and design aspects, the knowledgeable staff at PRI can help create a plan that is perfect for your site. Whether you are looking to restore a prairie, remove invasive species such as buckthorn, implement a prescribed burn or protect water quality by restoring your shoreline, PRI can help!

Native Landscape Restorations Create Valuable Habitat for Wildlife

By their nature, agricultural fields and turf landscapes are comprised of very few species. This lack of diversity not only makes them more susceptible to disease, it provides very little in terms of wildlife habitat. But a green space rich in native species encourages the presence of a myriad of wildlife and from invaluable soil microorganisms to birds and other small animals.

People are often amazed at the abundance of songbirds and butterflies that appear once they have established a native landscape on their property. As you watch your natural landscape develop and evolve over the years, it is not uncommon to feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that your landscape is providing some much needed habitat for creatures large and small.

  • When we began to look for a company to help us restore our yard to prairie and native woodland, Prairie Restoration's name came up again and again. After working with them for a couple of years we know why. The process and result has been very rewarding for us.
    Sue Light and Boyd Ratchye, Mendota Heights
  • Prairie Restorations has been a tremendous resource for me over the years. When it comes to native plants they know what needs to be done and they do it well.
    Dave Anderson City of Elk River Community Volunteer
  • I have enjoyed working with Prairie Restorations, Inc. over the last few years. They have been attentive to my needs and understand the final product that I am looking for. I now have over 12 acres of wonderful flowering plants and grasses. I look forward to each new season to see what new species I can discover.
    Peter Blethen, Mankato
  • PRI has tenderly maintained our prairies from day one and we view them as a valued partner in our green sustainability initiatives. We LOVE PRI and their fantastic employees!
    Richard Murphy, CEO Murphy Warehouse
  • My experience with Prairie Restoration has been nothing short of wonderful. Our office setting is now surrounded by the beauty and calm of the prairie grasses, and just as important, a true appreciation of the native plant community has blossomed amongst my colleagues and me.
    Tom Peterson, President The Creative Company
  • Their knowledge of native plant communities and ability to get projects done in a timely and professional manner is excellent.
    Jeffrey Lee, Senior Ecologist, Barr Engineering Company
  • From design to installation to maintenance, PRI provides complete service for your native shoreline restoration needs. Landowners in our watershed enjoy working with their staff and look forward to the maintenance visits!!
    Dan Nadeau, Water Resource Specialist Crow River Organization of Water
  • Not only are they the best at what they do, they are a great group of people. We look forward to working with them for another 10 years!
    Fred &amp Marcy Schramm, Plymouth, MN
  • Partnering with the knowledgeable people at Prairie Restorations & the Sherburne County SWCD on our restoration projects, we share the joy and work of improving the land together.
    Tom &amp Jane Toleno, Big Lake, MN
  • Prairie Restorations, Inc. is a magnificent company doing excellent work! I'd recommend this company in a heartbeat!
    Hazel Nelson, Elma, IA
  • The folks at Prairie Restorations share a personal commitment to doing a great job and to making sure the customer is completely satisfied. We can't say enough good things about their work.
    Darleen & Jim Cassidy
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Native Seed & Plant Materials:

Whether you are in need of a few plants for your butterfly garden, or looking for enough seed to plant 1,000 acres, PRI is your source for high quality, local origin seed and plant materials. Our diverse inventory includes seed, plants, trees, shrubs, seed mixes, sod flats and more - all suitable for a variety of habitat type's.

Planning and Educational Resource Library:

Interested in the concept of landscaping with native plants but wondering just where to begin? A visit to our Resource Library may be the answer. Packed with pages of useful information, this library can help you get acquainted with all things native. And remember, an on-site consultation with one of our restoration ecologists is only a phone call away!

Installation Services:

Contracted installations have always been the heart and soul of PRI's business. Our reputation as a "do it" ? company is well deserved, as we have planted more acres, on more sites, using a greater diversity of plant materials that any other restoration company in the Midwest. And because quality and authenticity is our primary goal, we are proud to stand behind every one of our projects!

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Prairie Restorations Inc.
Princeton Headquarters
31646 128th Street,
Princeton, MN 55371

Ph: 763-389-4342
Email: info@prairieresto.com
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