Iowa Farm Restoration Burn
Each spring on the Prairie Song Farm, the current owner oversees a prescribed burn on the property, a necessity to ensure the prairie savanna remains healthy and strong as well as remove unwanted non-native plants. Since 2003 and the inception of this restoration project, numerous rare species of plants have re-emerged after decades of dormancy. This exceptional ecosystem not only supports numerous rare plant species but also a thriving community of birds with over 137 species identified on the property.
Prairie Song Farm is comprised of 95.7 acres of which approximately 48 acres are located along the creeks and today resemble the tallgrass prairies witnessed by the first settlers. The remaining acreage rises into the oak tree-covered hillsides known as oak savannas. Prairie Song Farm is the only land in the Driftless Area with 3 recognized trout streams in the states of Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois. Waterloo, Brook and Duck Creeks all converge on the property providing over a mile of private, year round spring creek fishing.
Prairie Song Farm is an ideal sporting ranch, offering an intimate fishing experience on over a mile of private spring creek, access to some of the Nation’s best whitetail deer hunting all within a revitalized and thriving rare oak savanna ecosystem.