PRAIRIE EXPANSION 2000 to present
Comparison Photos from Different Times

The following is a photo taken from a helicopter during a controlled burn on March 5, 2000.

This is a drone photo a similar field of view as the 2000 helicopter phoyo,  taken July 22, 2023.

The following is an aerial photo screen-captured from Google Earth, with satellite imagery from September 2021, accessed July 22, 2023.

This is a hand-annotated planning map made about 2004 (?) showing the past and (then) proposed expansions.

Here is the 2004 planning map overlain with partial transparency on the recent Google Earth imagery.

Here is a more informative map made in October 2004.

Google Maps Pro has the option to see previous aerial images. Here are 8 of them. In the 2005 through 2012 ones, at the southwest corner (shown as “RESEARCH in the map above), 28 research plots for an NSF-funded project entitled “Competitive and demographic trade-offs: Restoration of tallgrass prairie” are plainly visible.