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New Book Promotes Prairie Health

Those concerned with the health of Nebraska's prairies have been given a valuable new tool in the fight to restore them.

Aurora, NE | April 15, 2010

The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States, written by veteran Conservancy scientist Chris Helzer, was published in April by the University of Iowa Press. 

This manual provides guidance to those struggling to maintain biological diversity in prairies threatened by intensive agriculture and invasive species. "My intention with the book is to provide prairie owners and managers with guidance on how to maintain biological diversity," said Helzer. "I hope it also promotes the importance and beauty of prairie to the general public." 

The ideas and strategies in this book apply to most grasslands found throughout much of North America.

 "Chris Helzer's book is the first I've seen that plainly defines the contents of prairies and then tells you how to care for them. Smart, well-researched, practical, and to the point, this book is one-stop shopping for anyone how cares about grasslands, now or in the future," said Joel Sartore, contributing photographer, National Geographic Magazine and author, Rare: America's Endangered Species.

The Ecology and Management of Prairies in the Central United States is available for sale at bookstores or directly from the University of Iowa Press by phone at (800) 621-2736 or online.


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