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Hayden Prairie

Hayden Prairie
Hayden Prairie

A true prairie remnant, Hayden Prairie is where Iowa State University conducted research demonstrating that prairie communities decline when the quantity of litter exceeds annual herbage yield. Research has resulted in management to maintain the integrity of the prairie plant community.

Location: Howard County, IA

Year designated: 1965

Acres: 5,226

Ownership: State

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Last Updated: June 28, 2012