Prairie Areas

Meyer Prairie
Located one and one-half miles north of Ricketts Iowa, this two acre native prairie was donated to the County for preservation status.
Anderson Prairie
This 2.5 acre prairie/woodland area was also donated to the county to preserve a remnant prairie. It is located two mile west of Manilla, Iowa.

In addition to a few small tracts, native
prairie exists mostly in township
Cemetery sites in Crawford County. The
Conservation Board has arranged
management agreements with several
Cemetery Boards through out the
County.
Each plot, depending on the number
and plant species, is unique in its own
way.
Although only a few acres each, the
sites provide education and an
appreciation for the beauty of Iowa’s
natural landscape. More than one
hundred species of prairie grasses and
flowers exist on these sites.
The areas are King Cemetery, one mile
west of Vail, Iowa on highway 30, then
four miles north on 330th St.; Vail
Cemetery, one-half mile west of Vail on
K Ave.; Buck Grove Cemetery, one mile
east of Buck Grove on Buck Creek Ave.,
the one-half mile south on 250th St.;
Willow Cemetery, five miles south of
Charter Oak on L51, then one mile west
of P Ave.; Old Catholic Cemetery, one
mile east of Denison on O Ave., then
one mile south on 283rd St. and
Newcom Prairie, one mile south of
Boyer on M40, then one-half mile east of
D Ave., then one-half mile south on
320th St.