Stand in the middle of a grassland with no trees in sight, listening to the birds and rustle of the wind and you can’t help but feel a deep appreciation for this ecosystem as unique and vulnerable as the Amazon rainforest. This appreciation only grows when you realize the rich soils under Canadian grasslands store 1.5 billion tonnes of carbon. But this Great Plains ecosystem is highly at risk of disappearing and Canada’s current federal policy direction is putting further pressure on it.
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