Mission & History

Our Mission

Maintaining and restoring Nebraska ecosystems – creating opportunities for education, research, stewardship and community development.


Prairie Plains Resource Institute was founded in Aurora, Nebraska, in 1980 with the intent of preserving native Nebraska habitats for use as educational sites for biodiversity, preservation, science, history and land management.

A non-profit membership organization, Prairie Plains preserves, maintains and restores native prairies and wetlands on its own land and on other private and public lands. These conservation sites are used for community education, recreation and sustainable economic development.

The mission of Prairie Plains is being carried out through four major efforts: