Gunbarrel Veterinary Hospital

Picture of the storefront of Gunbarrel Veterinary Hospital

The Gunbarrel Veterinary Hospital was the pilot site for the Road to Restoration campaign. The property was formerly used as a hay pasture, and around 3.5 acres of the site are vacant and unused. Primary species before restoration began were smooth brome, hoary cress, and various invasive thistles. Work to restore the site began in 2015 with the conversion of around a quarter acre of grass to native prairies. Today, the site is booming, and is home to native sunflowers, asters, and grasses for the first time in decades. CPI has also planted a number of native shrubs, including chokecherry, American plum, prairie rose, and three-leaf sumac. These plants provide crucial habitat for native pollinators!