Join renowned nature photographer Mike Forsberg as he documents diverse waterfowl and wildlife across the Great Plains. In Nebraska’s Sandhills, Mike visits with University of Nebraska hydrogeologist Jim Goeke to examine how the hidden waters of the Ogallala Aquifer keep Blue Creek open during the winter months — a haven for geese and trumpeter swans. (9 mins)
A farmer, Paul Willis, talks about reconstructing and restoring tall grass prairie lands. The grassland, its inhabitants, and what he has to say about them are beautiful. (4 mins)
Lyle Lovett calls for the protection of the Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie, North America’s most endangered ecosystem which is now threatened by industrial wind development. This excerpt is from the film Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie.
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Visit the Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve- America’s second newest national park!
The Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve is a United States National Preserve located in the Flint Hills region of Kansas. The preserve protects a nationally significant example of the once vast tallgrass prairie ecosystem. Of the 400,000 square miles (1,000,000 km2) of tallgrass prairie that once covered the North American continent, less than 4% remains- primarily in the Flint Hills. Since 2009, the preserve has been home to the growing Tallgrass Prairie bison herd.