An ecologically-friendly way to revive prairie land that was lost to farming, industry or urbanization. Prairie restoration aids in the conservation of the earth’s topsoil, which disappears along with the prairie grasses and plants to make way for crop growing. As a bonus, huge tracts of prairie land can become fertile fields for growing cereal crops like corn, wheat and barley. Some communities and corporations are involved in prairie restoration that can store organic carbon in the soil to help maintain biodiversity of species that depend on grasslands for food and shelter.