Wild Word - January 2014

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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Square Creek. Photo by Tony Bynum.

Montana is famous for its mountain vistas, but those of us in eastern Montana understand the understated beauty of our prairie lands as well. Driving by at highway speed, it’s easy to forget just how biologically rich, rare and irreplaceable the sagebrush-short grass prairie is in North America. In fact, prairies are one of the most threatened biological communities land in the world.