Where We’ve Been:
The first phase of our ride transected the Northern Great Plains through the short and mixed grass prairie in eastern Montana and Wyoming.
Why the Prairie?
Grasslands, also referred to as prairies, steppes, savannahs, veldt, and pampas, occur on landscapes where grasses, or grass-like plants, are the dominant vegetation. They are found in arid areas where rainfall is higher than in deserts but is not enough to support forests. Grasslands are among the most beautiful, and most threatened, natural systems in the world.
The following maps depict the global distribution of temperate and tropical grasslands (in yellow) as well as the distribution of grasslands (in green) in North America. Data courtesy of National Geographic and WWF.
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