From 2015 to 2017, Great River Greening implemented conservation haying on over 80 acres of restored prairie in the South Washington Conservation Corridor, one of our long term restoration sites. In collaboration with the Xerces Society, we assessed the impacts of conservation haying on vegetation, soil nutrients, and pollinator abundance and diversity. The study revealed that conservation haying resulted in significantly more forb coverage, and a significantly higher forb to grass ratio, when compared to un-hayed units. Additionally, Xerces observed an increase in native bee abundance and diversity in hayed units for the month of May. These results support conservation haying as an appropriate tool for periodic thatch removal and disturbance, to which prairie plants are adapted, and can promote early floral resources for pollinators.