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To the west, and as far as the eye can see, tall grass billows in the wind. Two centuries ago, Lewis and Clark were the first European-Americans to discover this land. This is prairie.

It once blanketed much of the heartland of North America, but today on the Great Plains, few reminders of this once-pristine landscape survive. 

Now, things are starting to change. Through establishing and maintaining a wildlife reserve on Montana’s prairies, several organizations are working to restore the American Eden.

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© Photo: Dennis Lingohr

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Don’t miss the Earth Day special, American Serengeti this Thursday April 22 at 10P et/pt.