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Saving Prairies: Center for Plant Conservation's June 2018 Newsletter
Through the great expanse of our continent lies the remnants of one of the most remarkable habitats on Earth — the North American prairie. Sadly, the prairies of the United States are some of the rarest ecosystems on Earth. Due to topography and soil conditions, prairies make for excellent farming as well as urban development. Less than 1 percent of intact native habitat remains as a result, with many species of prairie plants now facing extinction. This month’s issue of SavePlants features the efforts of several Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) Participating Institutions focused on saving rare prairie plants. Read on to learn about these good works and to understand more about the native diversity that characterizes the heartland of North America.