Assaults on the Prairie

Assaults on the Prairie

In this video of a March 28, 2013 presentation from our friends at the Tallgrass Prairie Center in Iowa, Daryl Smith, Director and Professor of Biology, Tallgrass Prairie Center at the University of Northern Iowa, explains how more than 23 million acres of grasslands, wetlands, and shrub lands in the United States were converted to crops between 2000-2011. Recent renewed assaults on the prairie of the Northern Great Plains raises the question: if we don’t remember history, are we condemned to repeat it?