Tag Archives: rangeland

Diversity, Redundancy, and Resilience

Grasslands face a long list of challenges.  In many regions, habitat loss and fragmentation top that list, leaving prairies to struggle for survival as tiny isolated patches of habitat.  In addition, invasive plants and animals keep finding new footholds within … Continue reading

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Dealing With a Pervasive Invasive – Kentucky Bluegrass in Prairies

Many of the prairies we manage have pretty degraded plant communities, characterized by low plant diversity and dominance by a few grass species – including the invasive Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis).  Our primary objective for these prairies is to increase plant diversity, … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week – April 13, 2012

Here is a photo of the seed pods of a very common prairie plant in Nebraska.  I wonder how many readers can identify it?  The spiny pods are approximately the diameter of a dime. Think you know?

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