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GENERAL PRAIRIE INFORMATION
Includes a short history of the Illinois prairie, description of remaining prairie fragments, links to a large list of threatened and endangered prairie species, and four other pages on Illinois ecosystems, including forest, wetland, rivers & streams, and lakes.
This link puts you on the Site Map page for this USGS web site that connects to many, diverse resource pages. According to the Director's message on the homepage, the " "site emphasizes natural resource issues and data pertinent to the North American Great Plains. Our desire is that this site will be useful to managers, scientists, and the public for addressing issues in the mid-continent ." (From the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center web page.)
This web page links to approximately fifteen critical ecoregion pages, including North American Prairie, Boreal Forest, Great Lakes, and Northern Forest. Each page contains a detailed description of the critical ecoregion in question, Sierra Club's agenda, a progress report, biggest threats, and links to related web sites.
This site contains a list of Missouri prairies with links to pages for each that include a map and description of the specific prairie. The site also inlcudes a presettlement prairie map, a Greater Prairie Chicken page, a detailed description of a prairie burn with photos, and a link to the Missouri Flora Web site.
Maintained by Kenneth R. Robertson, a botanist with the Illinois Natural History Survey . The site covers the formation and settlement of the tallgrass prairie in Illinois, prairie types found in Illinois, a list of the individual prairies, a section on prairie restoration, a section on prairie biodiversity, landscaping with prairie plants, a collection of photos of many prairie plants that may include close-ups, detail shots, or longitudinal sections of a flower with labels, a list of published references on prairies, and an extensive links list.