We achieve our work through these main project areas:
1/3 of the earth's land surface is grasslands and 70% are degraded.
Loss of grasslands leads to climate change, floods, droughts, famine and poverty worldwide.
North America has lost 80% of its Grasslands.
Native grazers across the world have been removed from the landscape.
800 million people’s livelihoods depend on the world’s Grasslands.
Voices of Hope
I’ve been a climate activist since the millennium turned, twelve long years ago. Like so many others I’ve rallied, marched, petitioned, organized, lectured, blogged, fumed, despaired, studied, argued and hoped. Now, sadly, it seems that we have to come to terms with a painful reality: Our fight against global warming has not worked.
Conventional thinking on climate change tells us that increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere are a critical driver behind our changing weather patterns. It’s all about that Keeling Curve, which maps the increasing amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and its inexorable climb upwards.
How do you cash in on other people’s cattle and add value to your ranchland?
The first part is straightforward enough: manage other folks’ cattle and collect fees based on how much weight the animals gain. The other part is a little more complicated. But John Fullerton, former managing director at JP Morgan, is betting on the “holistic management and planned grazing” practices developed by Allan Savory, a controversial Zimbabwean biologist and rancher.
WE EMPOWER PEOPLE TO FIND THEIR ROOTS IN THE GRASSLANDS. WE ARE ALL CONNECTED TO GRASSLANDS IN SOMEWAY.
Meet our Supporters
The PCC is profoundly grateful for the support provided by donors. Through their generosity, they make a direct impact into a local and global effort.
During our 32 years of living in SE Aurora, we have watched the prairie disappear as more housing developments are added to our city. Preserving the prairie is very important to the Hyndman family. We have enjoyed so many lovely evenings, educational experiences, and exciting wildlife sightings at the PCC in the past 20 years. I want my grandchildren to have the opportunity to enjoy this important ecosystem.
I like to direct my charitable donations locally and what could be more “grass roots” than the Plains Conservation Center? I’m also a hiker, animal and bird watcher, and believe in protecting our environment for future generations. The Plains Conservation Center does a top notch job in education, stewardship, supporting scientific research and conservation in general. They are at the top of my donations list because in addition to all that I mentioned they are friendly, approachable and get results.Margaret G.
We had always enjoyed hiking on grasslands open space and knew how beautiful the land around our property is. This made us appreciate more than ever how important it is to protect land from the development that is going on at such a rapid rate these days.Will & Judy