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Ecoregions Level III

We’re breaking it down now for Level III to just the Continental United States. The entire continent gets too complicated when the finer points start to emerge within the broader regions. Here is a link to the PDF Map: Level … Continue reading

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EPA Ecoregions – Level I

I’m no expert on ecoregions, but I ran across some cool maps put out by the EPA that define the continent by various ecoregions. Like I said, I’m no expert, so we can learn about them together. It looks like … Continue reading

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The Great Plains – A Big Place, but not a “Megaregion”

America has been in the process of becoming more and more urbanized and suburbanized for a very long time.  Apparently, geographers think that trend will continue. The Regional Plan Association has identified eleven “Megaregions” in the United States that together … Continue reading

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Are Long Distance Trails Normal?

As a brief follow up to my previous, wordy, rambling, existential treatise.  I want to also talk a little about typical, usual, “normal” businesses. In the scene I described in the previous post, the standard suburban shopping area, there is … Continue reading

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What Are Your Favorite Great Plains Sites?

2015 – The Year of the Great Plains As I have brazenly declared, 2015 is The Year of the Great Plains, and I’m dedicating this blog all year to providing information for anyone on where to go to enjoy some … Continue reading

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2015 – The Year of the Great Plains!

Happy 2015 from the Great Plains Trail Alliance!  We’re excited about this year because we have some projects underway that we hope will help to put the Great Plains Trail “on the map,” so to speak.  I’m not going to … Continue reading

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Super and Great (Bowl and Plains)

Let’s take a short break from our sampling of buttes of the Great Plains, and briefly connect today’s big game, Super Bowl XLVIII, to the Great Plains. Admittedly, the connection between the Super Bowl and the Great Plains is pretty … Continue reading

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