As a conservation community, Prairie Crossing was developed with less than a quarter of the 1,600 units allowed by local zoning, with more than 60% of the site preserved as open space. During the development, landscape architecture and land planning respected the land in multiple ways to honor the Prairie Crossing guiding principle of environmental protection and enhancement. One hundred acres was reserved for the Prairie Crossing Farm, a working organic farm which is protected by a conservation easement. The original budget for farm operations was included as part of the marketing expense of the residential development. These funds helped to operate the farm from start-up through the development’s build-out. Subsequently, ownership of the Prairie Crossing Farm was donated by Prairie Holdings Corporation to the Liberty Prairie Foundation, a 501(c)(3) private operating foundation.

Learn more about the following priorities for land conservation in Prairie Crossing: