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Montana TNC Helps Conserve the Land of Grass

The Nature Conservancy in Montana highlights the organization’s work with landowners in eastern Montana near Bitter Creek. TNC reports that “Thanks to the quality and the extent of grass, this is an area that supports grassland plants and animals in an abundance unrivaled elsewhere. It contains grassland types that have largely been put to the plow. Deep soils that grow spring wheat and lentils elsewhere, here are home to America’s largest populations of Baird’s sparrow and Sprague’s pipits, which sing and flit among the wildflowers and porcupine grass.”

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