A land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members and also respect for the community as such.

— Aldo Leopold, 1887–1948

Our Mission

Prairie Citizen is a forum of ideas about nature, community, and life in the grasslands.

Our mission is to foster a bioregionally attuned and socially just civic and cultural life on the North American prairies. We seek to increase awareness of the ecological, social, and cultural issues that affect our many communities—plant, animal, and human. We seek to share information and opinion by experts and thinkers who bring context to what is often simplified and who inform without underestimating. We hope to deepen our community’s understanding of the complex interrelations between ourselves and the natural environment in which we and millions of other species live, as well as among ourselves as members of a diverse human community.

Editorial board members are Thomas P. Lynch, Jack Phillips, and Robert Smith. Editor in chief is Cris Trautner.

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