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POP Trail - Stop 2


Prior to settlement by European immigrants, almost all of North Dakota was covered by native prairie. This thick covering of grasses protected and enriched the soils upon which they grew. The prairies in North Dakota supported vast herds of bison and other native grazing animals prior to European settlement. Today, nearly 75% of native prairies have been lost to crop production and overgrazing (resulting in exotic species invading).

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