grasslands conversion

Bumble bee feeding on nectar in a forest flower

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Habitat Slated for Destruction

Less than 0.01% of native prairie landscape remains in Illinois – the Prairie State. Threats like development, agriculture, and pollution have contributed to the decline in this iconic habitat. Unique … Read more

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Top 10 Grassland Species Across the Globe

Vast and breathtaking grasslands make up an estimated 25% of the Earth’s land surface. Whether you call them prairies, steppes, savannas, or pampas, grasslands are home to a diverse array … Read more

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. … Read more

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Six Ways to Save Monarchs

Monarch butterflies are in trouble. Over the last few decades, populations of these iconic orange and black butterflies have declined by over 90 percent. The National Wildlife Federation is teaming … Read more

5 Ways the New Farm Bill is Good for Wildlife

The 2014 Farm Bill is closer than ever to becoming law; yesterday, House and Senate Agriculture committee leaders agreed on a final version of the farm bill that is a … Read more

Will Congress be Naughty or Nice to Grassland Wildlife?

After two long years of trying to pass a new Farm Bill—a giant, 5 year piece of legislation that funds everything from food stamps to agriculture subsidies to conservation programs—members … Read more

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, … Read more