Bison and Prairie Lands
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Prairielands were one of the most ecologically diverse and rich landscapes on Earth, now are one of the most endangered. Composed of highly diverse flowers plants and flowers, many not found anywhere else in the world. Known as upside-down forests, roots extended up to 6 feet below ground, making prairies drought resistant and better adaptable to climate change. The roots help with soil erosion, pollution run off, and water quality.
The near threatened Bison play a critical part in healthy prairielands. As bison forage, they aerate the soil with their hooves, provide nesting grounds for birds, and help disperse native seeds. Plains bison, also commonly called buffalo, is one of two subspecies of the American bison, with the other being the wood bison. These large mammals once numbered in the tens of millions and roamed North America in nomadic herds. Many Indigenous cultures, especially in the Great Plains, where the species was most abundant, developed strong ties with bison.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there are approximately 20,500 Plains bison in conservation herds with an additional 420,000 in commercial herds. While bison are no longer threatened with extinction, the species faces many other challenges. The loss of genetic diversity, combined with the loss of natural selection forces, threatens the ecological restoration of bison as wildlife.
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