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Prairie Facts

Books on Prairie Restoration, Recommended by Don Kirchoff

Books on Prairie Restoration

Shared by Don Kirchoff, October 11, 2018

Co-owner/ Restorer of The Kirchoff Family Farm, Wilson County, Tx.

How to Grow Native Plants of Texas and the Southwest
By Jill Nokes
University of Texas Press

The Tallgrass Restoration Handbook forPrairies, Savannas, and Woodlands
By Stephen Packard and Cornelia Mutel
Island Press

Grasses of the Texas Gulf Prairies and Marshes
By Stephan Hatch, Joseph Schuster, and Lynn Drawe
Texas A & M University Press

Grasses of the Texas Hill Country
By Brian Loflin and Shirley Loflin
Texas A & M University Press

Field Guide to the Broad-Leaved Herbaceous Plants of South Texas
By James Everitt, Lynn Drawe, and Robert Lonard
Texas Tech University Press

Wildflowers of the Texas Hill Country
By Marshall Enquist
Lone Star Botanical

Preserving Family Lands: Book 1
By Stephen Small
Landowner Planning Center

Keeping Bees – Looking After an Apiary
By Vivian Head
Arcturus Publishing Limited


Don Kirchoff is one of the owners of his family’s Kirchoff Family Farm, located in Wilson County, TX.  The family’s “Farm to Native Prairie” philosophy is a working example of how native prairies will become invaluable as more landowners become interested in restoring their own lands to native prairies.  We appreciate their ‘open door’ and ‘welcoming’ approach to share what they’ve learned with others.  They have worked diligently to establish positive working relationships with area landowners, municipal, county and state organizations.  They have opened their prairie to research groups and volunteers who have assisted in some of the ‘get your hands dirty’ tasks.