Live Bison Cam: The Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie Bison Cam is brought to you by the National Forest Foundation.

Why Prairie is Important

In this video from the National Forest Foundation, Bill Kurtis explains how the surprisingly long roots of prairie plants help the environment.

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Know before You Go: Hunting Safety and More For Planning Your Visit

Two bow hunters stand beside a fall lake.

There is some information that is vital to know before visiting a National Forest or Grassland. Hunting season is currently happening on Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie. Check-in here first when planning your visit and stay update to date with all the information you need to know before visiting Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie.

Preserving Prairie Farm History

A family gathers around their patriarchs, who each hold Midewin 25th Anniversary poster copies

Keeping the  prairie past alive with first-hand family stories, heirloom recipes - four generations share stories of growing up on the "Fairview Farm"  in the 1930's. Find out more about the history of the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie and the land through its many past uses.

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Brushwood Center's At Ease Nature Platoon at Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Spotlight: 2021 At Ease Planner

Brushwood Center's At Ease Nature Platoon is an innovative approach to empowering the well-being of U.S. Military Veterans and their families through the great outdoors.

50 Years of Learning with Woodsy Owl! 2022 Caring for The Land Webinar Series

Ellen Starr in Princeton IL Pollinator Garden

Celebrate by joining one of our 2022 "Lend A Hand, Care for The Land" Panel Discussions Schedule and view the "Woodsy Owl & Friends" Photo Challenge album.


B-Roll Video

Spotlight: Bison Crawl

All video is housed on the Forest Service Vimeo account. 

Bill Kurtis Midewin NTP Silver Anniversary Video

Silver Anniversary: Bill Kurtis

Prairie restoration advocate and journalist Bill Kurtis talks about the importance of Illinois prairie plants in this Midewin NTP Silver Anniversary video.