Ben Larson’s Archive

Field buffer of perennial grasses and forbs in MN. Courtesy of NRCS.

Guidelines to Produce Energy Grasses in Wildlife-Friendly Ways

One of the great things about my job is being able to learn more about wildlife from experts at NWF, in other organizations, and with consultants working on projects for …

A brown-headed nuthatch, one of the studies indicator species. Photo by National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant Virginia Senechal.

Bioenergy and Biodiversity in the Southeast: Like Speeding in a Crowded Neighborhood?

The street to my house goes through a school zone and our neighborhood is full of kids. I have a school-aged daughter myself. I pride myself on being a safe driver. …

Photo courtesy Tom Koerner, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Michael Forsberg’s Great Plains on PBS this Fall

When we think of wildlife shows on TV, we usually expect to see places like the African savannah, the Rocky Mountains, or the Arctic. We don’t expect to see Oklahoma, …

Photo courtesy of US Fish and Wildlife Service

Having Lost Thousands of Cattle to the Blizzard, Northern Plains Ranchers Need a Farm Bill

The recent blizzard in western South Dakota didn’t just dump up to four feet of snow in the Black Hills, northwestern Nebraska and northeastern Wyoming. In killing thousands of cattle, …

Photo courtesy USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Thinking of the Future at America’s Grasslands Conference

Sunset over coastal grasses. Photo by Cas Galiszewski, National Wildlife Photo Contest entrant.

How Grasslands Affect Climate Change

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