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Author Wohl, Ellen E., 1962-

Title Island of grass / Ellen Wohl
Published Boulder, Colo. : University Press of Colorado, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 224 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents The greater context -- The sea of grass -- Islands and archipelagos -- The Fromme Prairie -- Grassroots -- Life among the leaves of grass -- Keystone of the shortgrass prairie -- Hunters of the grasslands -- On the prairie winds
Summary Island of Grass tells the story of the Cathy Fromme Prairie Natural Area, a 240-acre preserve surrounded by housing developments in Fort Collins, Colorado. This small grassland is a remnant of the once-vast prairies of the West that early European explorers and settlers described as seas of grass. Agricultural land use and urban expansion during the past two centuries have fragmented and altered these prairies. All that remains today are small islands
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Natural history -- Colorado -- Fort Collins Region
Prairie ecology -- Colorado -- Fort Collins Region
Cathy Fromme Prairie (Colo.)
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009021985
ISBN 1457109719 (electronic bk.)
1457110792 (electronic bk.)
160732007X (electronic bk.)
9781457109713 (electronic bk.)
9781457110795 (electronic bk.)
9781607320074 (electronic bk.)