Prairie Biotic Research, Inc.

Our Mission

Prairie Biotic Research (PBR) formed in 2000 as a non-profit corporation devoted to basic field biological research in prairies and savannas.  PBR enables researchers to write grants to other funding agencies and we administer our own Small Grants Program.  Whereas many attempt to restore prairies, we aim to restore prairie natural history -- to keep the practice of natural history alive in our culture.  We cultivate an ethic of thoughtful inquiry.


"I am thrilled once again to be sending you a check from Willow Springs Foundation.  It may be used to support any small grants you deem deserving.  It is mind numbing to read the titles of some of the projects you fund — things most of us have never heard of, let alone study, and we're glad that we are able to help those researchers on their journey.  Thank you for being that resource for curious minds."

Jenny Stoddard
Willow Springs Foundation Trustee


Endow-Bio, Inc.

The First National Endowment For Biodiversity

Endow-Bio will raise money throughout 2014 to support graduate student researchers through Prairie Biotic Research’s Small Grants Program.

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PBR is an all-volunteer, scientific, 501(c)(3) public charity that fosters research in wild or restored native grasslands and savannas anywhere in the USA.  All of us who comprise PBR do basic biotic research ourselves.

Download a copy of our IRS tax-exemption letter

IRS EIN: 39-2008653, WI Charitable Org. No.: 7327-800

Development of this website has been funded through a grant from the Irwin Andrew Porter Foundation of Minneapolis, for which we are very grateful.

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