Northern tall grasslands

WWF Abstract

The Northern Tall Grasslands lie at the northernmost boundary of the North American prairie grasslands and stretch from the Red River Valley in Manitoba to the Agassiz Beach Ridges of northwestern Minnesota. While the big carnivores and herbivores, such as bison, wolves, and coyotes have disappeared, an abundance of small animals and birds thrive. Bird-watchers may catch sight of a burrowing owl guarding her nest on the prairie ground or witness the courting dance of a male great prairie chicken, which inflates his golden neck sac as he calls to attract a mate.
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Ecozone:Nearctic
Biome:Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Countries:Canada, United States
Area:18,752,000 acres (7,588,665 hectares)
Species:All  Endangered  Invasive
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Protected Areas

Riding Mountain Biosphere Reserve
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 gis.wwfus.org/wildfinder