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2014-08-07 23:04:20

$12 million project creates one of the largest Tier III data centers in the Upper Midwest. EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn.

2014-04-06 23:00:25

Mark Leach, scientist and author, speaks on his prairie research, April 10, at the Raw Deal, Menomonie, Wisconsin. Menomonie, Wisconsin (PRWEB) April 06, 2014

Shrubs Invade Remnant Hill Prairies
2014-03-11 16:18:39

Perched high on the bluffs of the big river valleys in the Midwest are some of the last remnants of never-farmed prairie grasslands. These patches, edged by forest, are slowly being taken over by shrubs.

2014-02-27 23:02:03

New Concorde College Location Provides Expanded Education Opportunities and Community Partnerships Grand Prairie, Texas (PRWEB) February 27, 2014 To

2013-11-11 23:03:10

Dan Nedrelo, aka "The Snake Man," will speak on the natural history and conservation needs of reptiles and amphibians in Wisconsin.

2013-10-24 23:34:55

Through over 50 vivid photographs and an earthy narrative, author Steve Hubner describes his 25 year experience helping the prairie to grow again where the dairy cows had chewed it nearly to oblivion.

Diversity Helps To Maintain Grasslands During Drought
2012-08-09 10:21:11

As drought ravages grasslands across the United States, a few American scientists are looking into how different species of grass endure these harsh conditions.


Latest Prairie Reference Libraries

Central tall grasslands
2013-04-19 18:16:33

The Central tall grasslands are a prairie ecoregion of the Midwestern United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. It covers a large region of southern Minnesota, most of Iowa, and a small portion of eastern South Dakota and a narrow strip going through eastern Nebraska and northeastern Kansas. The rainfall here is 1,000 millimeters per year, which is higher than most of the Great Plains. The Northern tall grasslands are located to the north and have fewer and different...

Central forest-grasslands transition
2013-04-19 18:13:27

The Central forest-grasslands transition are a prairie ecoregion of the central United States, a portion of the North American Great Plains. This is a great area that covers 157,000 square miles from central Illinois through the majority of Missouri, eastern Kansas, Oklahoma and into Texas. This region was conventionally a mixture of woodland and tall grass prairie, which as the soil is made up of highly fertile mollisols; most of the region has been transformed to farmland. The rainfall...

Aspen Parkland
2013-04-18 22:46:28

Aspen parkland is a reference to a very large area of transitional biome between prairie and boreal forest in two sections; the Peace River Country of northwestern Alberta that crosses the border into British Columbia, and a much larger area stretching from central Alberta, all across central Saskatchewan to south-central Manitoba near the US border. Aspen parkland is made up of groves of aspen poplars and spruce interspersed with areas of prairie grasslands, also intersected by large stream...

Black-tailed Prairie Dog, Cynomys ludovicianus
2012-07-25 06:59:18

The black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) is native to the United States, occurring in the Great Plains to both the border of Canada and Mexico. Its range includes areas in Mexico, but no longer includes Arizona. This species was one of two prairie dog species to be described by Lewis and Clark on their famous expedition. It prefers a habitat within grasslands, but their habitat choices do depend on soil type, rainfall, slope angles, and vegetation cover. The black-tailed prairie...

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2006-12-12 14:39:19

The prairie dog (Cynomys) is a small, burrowing rodent native to the grasslands of North America. This stout-bodied rodent will grow to be between 12 and 16 inches (30 and 40 cm) long, including its short tail. They are found throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico. In the United States, prairie dogs are primarily found west of the Mississippi River. They have also been introduced into a few eastern locales. Biology and behavior The highly social prairie dogs live in large...

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