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Document Type

Research

Keywords

prairie, savanna, grassland, presettlement prairie, prairie preservation, prairie restoration, prairie reconstruction, ecosystem recovery, prairie history, original land surveys, prairie demise

Abstract

Iowa's prairie has to be assessed in the context of the pre- and post-agriculturally dominated ecosystem in which it now exists. This requires an understanding of prairies and of society's perspective of prairies. Therefore, the attitudes of people through time have to be considered; (1) those who were involved in the demise of the prairie, (2) those who helped saved the pieces of the prairie and (3) those who may be called upon to recover the prairie ecosystem.

Publication Date

September 1998

Journal Title

Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

105

Issue

3

First Page

94

Last Page

108

Copyright

© Copyright 1998 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf