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The Forgotten Grasslands of the Southeast

Did you know that most of the Southeast used to be covered by grasslands? Now, of course, much of the land is either cultivated for crops or planted as forest, much of which produces agricultural products like timber or wood pellets as well. Here is an interesting story about the grasslands of the Southeast and how they have evolved over time as well as efforts to bring them back. You can read it at Yale Environment 360 here.

Grassland habitat historically extended across as many as 120 million acres of the U.S. Southeast. COURTESY OF SGI