Grasslands are gone, too.

April 25, 2023 Blog Environment

Grasslands are gone, too.

Some scientists estimate that native grasslands have declined by as much as 99 percent. By some estimates, this resulted in three billion fewer birds on the landscape than 50 years ago. This has harmed both the eastern meadowlark and the bobwhite which are both found on Coal Creek. Grasslands have been affected by the lack of fire, just like the savannas and woodlands. Likewise, improvement of pastures over-mowing, herbicides and non-native species proliferation. At Coal Creek we’re working with university experts to develop protocols alternating burning and grazing is helping to restore grasses and as a result wildlife on the farm.

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Historically, open savannas and woodlands were largely maintained by periodic fire, which served to remove dense blankets of accumulated leaf litter from the ground and promote the growth of fire-adapted trees, such as shortleaf pine. Due to the loss of periodic fire, it is estimated that at least 90% of shortleaf pine-oak savanna has been lost.

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