have not been
seen in the
Based on Wright and Wimberly, Proceedings of the National
Academy of Sciences of the United States of America.
"Losses of freshwater marsh also outdistanced gains in certain portions of the country including the prairie pothole region States of –
South Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa."
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Status and Trends of Wetlands in the Conterminous United States 2004 to 2009
The Time to Act is Now
Within the U.S. portion of the Prairie Pothole Region (PPR) millions of
acres of native prairie and imbedded pothole wetlands
provide habitat for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds,
waterbirds and songbirds.
Grassland conversion continues to expand westward, posing conservation challenges to some of the most important breeding habitat for waterfowl in North America. Other impacts include a reduction
in bird diversity across the region and accruement
of a significant carbon debt. The development of
landowner incentives to maintain grasslands becomes