Monthly Archives: January 2011

All is not Lost

Modern technology has given us much in a very short period of time.  This blog being a very good example.  Not long ago, such a way to communicate would have been only a wish.  We have the internet, cell phones, … Continue reading

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O Pioneers!

The Willa Cather Foundation has a nice website and is currently in charge of a 600+ acre prairie reserve in central Nebraska which has never been broken by plow. There are few places in the world that have not had … Continue reading

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The Magnificence of Being

There is a mysterious, but consistent thread running through the literature of the Great Plains.  This being that there is something about the open spaces of the world which elicits an almost existential response from those who visit them.  I … Continue reading

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American Serengeti

There are two things I’m excited about right now with regards to the preservation and conservation of the Great Plains. The first is a current National Geographic Channel program called American Serengeti. It highlights the goals of the American Prairie … Continue reading

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American Prairie Reserve

Here is a link to an excellent article from Sierra Magazine about the American Prairie Reserve being set aside in north central Montana.  Approximately 3 million acres of the Great Plains that will be preserved.  Beautiful photos too. http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/201011/grassroots.aspx

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High Plains Drifter

This blog is a first step in the realization of an idea.  The idea is to establish The Great Plains Trail, a long distance non-motorized trail running north/south through the short grass prairies of North America. The inspiration began in … Continue reading

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