Did you know that native grasslands are the least conserved and most altered landscapes on earth? Once home to legions of bison, prairie dogs, elk and grassland birds, the vast prairie to which early settlers flocked has been dramatically altered over the past 150 years.
The Central Great Plains Grasslands is focused on the following conservation priorities within two key regions of the larger American prairies:
- Work with oil and gas energy industry leaders to minimize impacts by developing new siting tools and improve reclamation practices.
- Collaborate with policy makers, agency staff and landowner groups to reduce destruction of native grasslands.
- Minimize impacts of commercial wind energy development on wildlife and their habitats by encouraging appropriate siting and mitigation.
- Facilitate the widespread use of prescribed fire as a tool to improve grassland health and grazing production.