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Midwest Wilderness Connections: Natural Area Restoration in Urban Landscapes

In most Midwestern states, the dickcissel is listed as a grassland species of greatest conservation need. Due to the conversion of grasslands to agricultural, industrial, and residential land development, many grassland dependent wildlife species are in peril. Thanks to forward thinking planners, city and county parks departments are restoring diverse grasslands in urban parks. This dickssel has made one such park his home, a home that includes trails, docks, bridges, and playgrounds for the community to enjoy while immersed in native spaces. It is my hope that more localities will continue this trend.

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