Public Lecture: Prairie Crossing Conservation Community

Legacy Lands Conservation and the Department of Renewable Resources at the University of Alberta are pleased to present a free public lecture:

Prairie Crossing ( is an
internationally recognized conservation community located outside of Chicago,
Illinois. Over 60 percent of this 677-acre site is protected open land that
is actively used by people and wildlife. This includes more than 165 acres of
restored prairies, 20 acres of restored wetlands, 16 acres of historic
hedgerows, a working certified organic farm, 359 single family homes, 36
condominiums, 10 miles of trails, and a lake for swimming and boating.

Prairie Crossing has been nationally recognized in the press as one of the
nation's leading conservation communities and for its innovations in planning
and community design. These reviews by third party experts include dozens of
articles and editorials in periodicals such as The New York Times, The Wall
Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Crain's Chicago Business, The Daily
Herald, Landscape Architecture, and The National Geographic. The Prairie
Crossing houses and native landscaping have been featured in Country Living,
Midwest Living, and Better Homes and Garden's Perennials. Prairie Crossing
has also received repeated coverage on National Public Radio and on numerous
television stations including WTTW Public Television and CNN.

George and Vicky Ranney, a husband and wife team, have guided the
development of Prairie Crossing since its inception. George and Vicky will be
presenting on the development of Prairie Crossing at the University of
Alberta (Computer Science Building room B2) on March 3rd (7-8:30 pm).

This presentation is sponsored by the Canadian Adaptation and Rural
Development Fund, Climate Change Central, and the Sierra Club of Canada
Prairie Chapter

For more information please call (780) 471-1363.