It’s where the storied amber waves of grain ripple from the winds of the Western Plains. Where bluebonnets dot Texas Hill Country. Where aspens gently sway on mountainsides. It’s these spaces where wildlife and the people who enjoy them are meant to roam. We have a plan to make the great plains great again.
Water corridors are suffering from an influx of invasive species. Salt cedar and Russian olives are choking out trees like cottonwoods that are indicators of healthy waterways.
Native Prairies also are being overtaken by unwelcome plant species. Couple that with unmanaged grazing and cropland conversion and the world’s last remaining tall grass prairie could fade into history.
Forests that dot the Great Plains are becoming less diverse, which means we’re losing quality habitat for wildlife. We’re battling invasive species such as honeysuckle and garlic mustard, which are pushing out native plants that keep our forests healthy.
The NWTF will make the great plains great again:
- Our volunteers, wildlife biologists, foresters and partners have joined forces to actively manage forests and prairies for the betterment of wildlife. Thinnings and prescribed fire will keep these habitats healthy and diverse.
- We’ll fight the war against invasive plants and restore native species like cottonwoods, thus restoring healthier waterways for everyone.
- We’ll help balance land use to keep it productive for farming but still valuable for wild species.
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