After Years of Pushing for Prairie Strips, This Ecologist Won a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant

Ecologist Lisa Schulte Moore is changing the agricultural landscape one prairie strip at a time. These swathes of native prairie strategically planted on farmland as contour buffers or edge-of-field filters are an ecological wonder. Not only do they help control erosion and mitigate climate change, but they also improve soil health, water quality, and biodiversity. Schulte Moore has spent years leading the research into this ecological intervention, and has drawn together scientists, sociologists, farmers, government officials, and business executives to find a solution to some of our toughest ecological challenges.

By Nathan Beacom. Civil Eats. November 22, 2021.

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