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Connecting Habitats in Iowa

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At one time 85% of Iowa was covered by tallgrass prairie.

Every year more wildlife friendly habitat disappears from Iowa and many different species are paying the price.  Host Charity Nebbe discusses the importance of wildlife corridors and roadside prairies with wildlife biologist Jim Pease and Rebecca Kauten, program manager for Integrated Roadside Vegetation Management.  They explain how Iowa's species are suffering due to a lack of connecting habitat as well as both the history of the state's roadside prairies, and the pros and cons of these natural places growing along Iowa roadways.  

Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa