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American Prairie Reserve

Postby nyker » Tue May 21, 2013 7:13 pm

Anyone hear about this organization/project? Looks interesting.
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Re: American Prairie Reserve

Postby TallGrass » Wed May 22, 2013 1:54 am

No, but I'm familiar with Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve Kansas which is part of the National Park Service. There's also some tall grass at Homestead National Monument of America. Grass probably doesn't sound interesting, but if you seen tallgrass in person that grows to a height of 1–3 metres (3.3–9.8 ft) :shock: you can imagine how happy early pioneers were to be on a horse or wagon's buckboard. Hit some of the links and you'll find other prairie preserves and conservation projects.

Image Tallgrass (link), mixed grass (link), and shortgrass prairie (link).

Also impressive if you've driven through the Flint Hills when they're burning off weeds and invasive Tall Fescue which can't take the heat like prairie grasses can. Part of prairie life as far back as the Native Americans and the bison, but the Sierra Club would like to change that. Not the ATV you want to mess with there.
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