Photo of the Month Contest

Want to share a favorite picture of the prairie? Submit your photos to the Colorado Prairie Initiative for the chance to get your work featured on our homepage! The subject matter is up to you, find your favorite way to showcase the beauty of the grasslands across the United States. You will retain all rights to your work. Email your photos to us here or use

September’s Photo


A lesser earless lizard takes stock of the trash littering his prairie home. The Pawnee National Grassland allows recreational target shooting, but too few shooters clean up after themselves. The result has been a buildup of plastic garbage that the Colorado Prairie Initiative is working to remove.