Fall 2006 Edition

A Prairie Journal is an online magazine dedicated to providing a creative forum for writers and artists whose work reflects our relationship with the prairie. More rare than a tropical rainforest, the prairie once covered the North America’s midsection from Indiana westward to the Rocky Mountains and reached from Manitoba on the north into Texas on the south. Today, less than 5 percent of the original tallgrass prairie remains. The purpose of A Prairie Journal, which is published in the spring and fall, is to focus our attention on this complex network of grasses, wildflowers, savannas, wetlands and distinctive black soil. In addition to showcasing the magic and wonder of this breathtaking landscape and the creatures that live there, we also hope to provide provocative commentary on our interactions with it and the changes we have wrought upon it.  

Welcome to the first issue of A Prairie Journal.

-- LeAnn Spencer, editor and publisher