Restoration work at the Dunn Ranch Prairie is closely connected with the local community. Much of the surrounding landscape is privately owned; the help of nearby landowners is essential for the successful recovery of native grassland birds and other wildlife.
The Dunn Ranch staff works with neighbors to put management practices in place that benefit crops, livestock, and native prairie species. Additionally, engaging educational opportunities abound for children and adults alike. School groups and community members often visit to enjoy the scenery, catch a glimpse of th bison herd, or simply to explore.
The Dunn Ranch Prairie contributes to the local economy by working with nearby contractors, vendors, and producers. The site draws tourists who patronize local businesses. Although tax exempt, the Conservancy voluntarily pays property taxes.