What Do You Know About Wildlife and Grasslands?

The grasslands of the United States are located primarily in the Midwest, from Texas to North Dakota. This unique ecosystem plays host to a wide variety of North American wildlife. For example, the prairie potholes in the northern Great Plains are critical to the survival of over 50 percent of waterfowl in all of North America. Despite their importance to wildlife, 5.7 million acres of grasslands across the United States were converted for agricultural development over the course of four years. The resulting habitat loss and fragmentation has given rise to sharp population declines.

Interested in helping? First put your knowledge to the test and take our new grasslands and wildlife quiz, then find out how you can take action for this disappearing ecosystem.