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Rolling acres of grassland used to stretch across the U.S.  Historically the shortgrass, mixed-grass and tallgrass prairies covered about one-fifth of North America. Today, much of the historic range of grasslands has been lost, but grasslands continue to provide rich habitats for birds, fish mammals, insects and plants as well as key ecosystem services, such as capture of carbon and water. Learn about this ecosystem and how scientists, citizens, local ranchers and farmers are working together to manage and conserve this important habitat. 

Learn about:

  • The management, importance, and conservation of grasslands.
  • Birds and other animals that depend on grassland habitat.
  • The connection between grasslands in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. 
  • The role of citizens, public land management agencies, and non-governmental organizations in managing, protecting, and conserving natural resources.
  • How to participate in citizen science programs related to grasslands so that students learn the importance of being a good steward.

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What are grassland ecosystem services?
The health and well-being of human populations depend on the services provided by ecosystems and their components: the organisms, soil, water, and nutrients. Ecosystem Services are the process by which the environment produces resources such as clean water, forage, and range; habitat for wildlife; and pollination of native and agricultural plants.   National grassland ecosystems provide services that: Disperse seeds  Mitigate drought and floods Cycle and move nutrients Detoxify and decompose waste  Control agricultural pests ...

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