Our Disappearing Great Plains

Our Disappearing Great Plains

The World Wildlife Fund issued an alarming press release this past November stating that “In 2014 the Great Plains lost more acres of grasslands than the Brazilian Amazon lost to deforestation.” According to the WWF report, 53 million acres of America’s Great Plains “have been lost since 2009, threatening important and iconic species like grassland songbirds…” Four species of birds have been particularly hard hit by this habitat loss: McCown’s Longspur, Chestnut-collared Longspur, Lark Bunting,

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