Rebirth in the prairie state

Schmidt, K.F.
May 1992
U.S. News & World Report;5/18/92, Vol. 112 Issue 19, p66
Reports on how controlled `burns' are a critical strategy in the effort of devoted nature lovers to re-create the tall-grass prairie in Illinois, a lush ecosystem born of wildfire that was nearly lost 150 years ago. The few clues that restoration ecologists are left with to steer them toward their ideal; Introduction of prairie insects at Nachusa Grasslands in Dixon, Ill.; What restorationists expect from their efforts.


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