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Hamilton County Conservation to sponsor a program on Bison and Prairie Seed Dispersal April 6th.
Posted: Mar 26 2013 by ppowers

 

The Hamilton County Conservation Department will sponsor a program entitled  "Bison and Prairie Seed Dispersal:Restoring Ecosystem Functions in Reconstructed Tall grass Prairie on Saturday afternoon, April 6  from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the conservation office in Briggs Woods Park. You are invited to come explore the natural history of the bison in the eastern tall grass prairie and see how the loss of these mega-herbivores impacted the ecology of our remaining tall grass prairies. Pete Eyheralde has been involved in bison ranching in southern Iowa for the past 17 years and is a PhD student at Iowa State University. He is exploring the role of bison as seed dispersal agents in the tall grass prairies. Eyheralde will share his findings from his research in Iowa and how this information may lead to new techniques for grassland management, increasing biodiversity in our prairie reconstruction process. There is no charge to attend this program.

 

The Hamilton County Conservation Department will sponsor a program entitled  "Bison and Prairie Seed Dispersal:Restoring Ecosystem Functions in Reconstructed Tall grass Prairie on Saturday afternoon, April 6  from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the conservation office in Briggs Woods Park. You are invited to come explore the natural history of the bison in the eastern tall grass prairie and see how the loss of these mega-herbivores impacted the ecology of our remaining tall grass prairies. Pete Eyheralde has been involved in bison ranching in southern Iowa for the past 17 years and is a PhD student at Iowa State University. He is exploring the role of bison as seed dispersal agents in the tall grass prairies. Eyheralde will share his findings from his research in Iowa and how this information may lead to new techniques for grassland management, increasing biodiversity in our prairie reconstruction process. There is no charge to attend this program.

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