Friday, August 20, 2010

Natural Conservancy works to Protect Zumwalt Prairie

The Nature Conservancy is giving a "face lift" to the 150,000 acre grassland called the Zumwalt Prairie. This large effort is to protect the plant and animal habitat and to restore spots where homesteaders replaced the origin native species of grasses with less hardy domestic grasses. The project also includes efforts to better understand and safeguard native species such as the quaking aspen and Columbian sharp tailed grouse, fences are being put up to protect sensitive areas, and dam removal. Click here to read more about this project.