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Intro to Farming Today and Tomorrow

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Prairie Preservation

Click to see the Eastern Prairie Fringed Orchid!Quick Facts

Major Problems that Face Tallgrass Prairies

Major Issues Facing the Prairie


Watch video from the Particles and Prairies videodisc

Prairie Restoration Slide Show
1000 slides covering the restoration, history, ecology of the Fermilab prairie.

Preserving the Natural Prairie Environment

"Iowa has the soil and rainfall that trees love, but in the Iowa of old, trees had to fight for a spot on the prairies -and commonly lost to the wildfires. Spring fire means rebirth to prairie plants which hide their vital juices in deep roots while the flames clear away dead vegetation above. That allows the sunshine to penetrate, and the blackened remains absorb heat, warming the soil and hastening germination. Woody plants tend not to survive the burns."

Rescuing the Prairie
Editorial, Des Moines Register, April 20, 2000

 

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Mystery Photo Albert's Great Adventure
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