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Prairie Facts

Maddin Prairie Preserve

Location: Mitchell County near Colorado City, TX
Region: Rolling Plains
Size: 1,114 acres
Ownership: Owned by NPAT. Donated by Alfred Maddin.


Desiring to protect the prairie for future generations, Alfred Maddin donated Maddin Prairie Preserve to NPAT.  Grants have funded several restoration projects on the preserve.

It’s time to continue our restoration on Maddin Prairie!

Please consider making your donation and help fund RESTORATION of 470+ acres for pollinators and other wildlife at Maddin!
The restoration of grasslands is another important step in the creation of habitat for pollinators.
When the Maddin Prairie Preserve was donated to NPAT, most of the fields were still planted with sorghum and other row crops.
These crops were removed, and the pastures were planted with a seed mix of approximately 30 different native plant species. 21 years later these grassland areas are thriving.
NPAT would like to inter-seed these areas with additional forbs to increase the diversity (Included in the seed mix would be many plants that pollinators could utilize once the plants are established.)

Site Description

Maddin Prairie Preserve features remnant and restored mixed-grass prairie, mesquite savanna, and riparian areas. A tributary of Champion Creek passes through the property and features a diverse riparian area.

Sideoats Grama (Bouteloua curtipendula), Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium), Blue Grama (Bouteloua gracilis), and Sand Dropseed (Sporobolus cryptandrus) are common grasses.

Maddin Prairie Preserve also provides habitat for the Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum), a threatened species in Texas, and Bobwhite Quail (Colinus virginianus). A Black-tailed Prairie Dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) reintroduction is in progress.

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