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Iowa Prairie Conference 2021

Prairie Kinship

Hosted by The Iowa Prairie Network
The Iowa Prairie Conference Planning Committee

The Iowa Prairie Conference is a bi-annual conference held on odd years throughout the state of Iowa. The conference has been ongoing for over twenty years and past hosts include Central College, University of Northern Iowa, Iowa Lakes Community College, Luther College, and more. The 2021 Iowa Prairie Conference was held virtually due to the Coronavirus. 

Saturday July 31st


12:00 - 12:05: Welcome -- Sarah Nizzi

12:10 - 1:05: End-Stage Iowa: Big-Ag’s Sacrifice Zone and Indigenous Resistance -- Sikowis (Christine Nobiss)

1:05 - 2:00: Conservation Ain’t Gonna Work If No One Cares But Us -- Chris Helzer

2:00 - 2:10: Break

2:10 - 2:35: The Status of Remnant Prairie Dependent Butterflies in Iowa’s Most Intact Prairie Landscape, the Loess Hills Ecoregion -- Stephanie Shepherd

2:35 - 3:00: Connecting to Our Natural Heritage Through the Lens of Public Art -- Reinaldo D. Correa

3:00 - 3:05: Break

3:05 – 4:00: Virtual Social Time on Zoom

4:00 – 5:00: Keynote Address: Recollections and Reflections of a Half Century of Prairie Activities in Iowa -- Dr. Daryl Smith

5:00: Closing Remarks -- Michelle Biodrowski

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