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grasland

  • n  land where grass or grasslike vegetation grows and is the dominant form of plant life

  • One person's verdant grassland might be another's development site; where you see a mountain range, someone else might see a coal vein.
  • California Congresswoman Tauscher represents a district that until 1992 did not exist, a swath of Bay Area suburbia that only decades ago was empty grassland.
  • Eight hundred thousand acres (2 million hectares) of grassland continue to turn into desert every year, and climate change, bringing yet more drought to dry land, hasn't helped.
News & Articles

  • Central Washington wildfire contained
    A wildfire that spread across 10,000 acres of sagebrush and grassland since breaking out Friday between Moxee and Zillah was declared 100 percent contained Sunday evening.
    June 10, 2013 - KXLY-TV Spokane
  • UPDATE: Central Washington Wildfire Contained
    ZILLAH, Wash. (AP) - A wildfire that spread across 10,000 acres of sagebrush and grassland since breaking out Friday between Moxee and Zillah was declared 100 percent contained Sunday evening.
    June 10, 2013 - KHQ Spokane
  • Snyder Prairie opens its gates for annual Appreciation Day
    The Grassland Heritage Foundation will open the gates to the Rachel Snyder Prairie from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 15, for its fourth annual Prairie Appreciation Day.
    June 8, 2013 - The Topeka Capital-Journal
Quotes

  • Jodi Rell in Norwalk Plus Magazine
    This is truly an historic day and demonstrates remarkable cooperation between states, private conservation groups and business,Governor Rell said. "The types of lands suitable for grassland habitats are under tremendous development...
  • Lester R. Brown in Boston Globe (registration)
    There are huge areas there that were once productive grassland that are now desert,Brown told reporters .
  • Eric Peterson in Canada NewsWire (press release)
    BC grasslands constitute an important and threatened ecosystem in the province,says Eric Peterson of the Tula Foundation. "The only logical way to protect grassland habitat is to preserve the integrity of the lands that are currently under...

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