Project Playback: Prairie Restoration at Commons Ford Ranch Metro Park

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Commons Ford Metro Ranch Park has been restored to a beautiful prairie, with native grasses and wildflowers

After receiving a $17,000 grant from Austin Parks Foundation, the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration Organization, now a part of Travis Audubon, has completed the final stages of the native prairie restoration.

The final stages of the prairie restoration began with a prescribed burn, conducted by the Austin Fire Department. This step is necessary in order to clear the land for the new, native plants. Next came the removal of remaining mesquite tre