By Kelly Enright
From Rocky Mountain nationwide Park in Colorado to the Tallgrass Prairie nationwide protect in Kansas, this quantity offers a photograph of the main astonishing and significant common areas within the nice Plains and Rocky Mountains.
• Illustrations depict 50 of the main valuable landscapes within the Rocky Mountains and nice Plains
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This contact proved to be disastrous for the indigenous cultures and for the buffalo. While many of the original inhabitants of Kentucky either died of European diseases or were forced into territories beyond their homelands, the buffalo were hunted to near extinction. Still, there is something remaining 23 24 America’s Natural Places: North and Northeast of those buffalo—their footpaths. These primitive routes that were carved by the region’s roaming wildlife laid the groundwork for many of Kentucky’s modern highways.
Of the three daughters, Julia spent the most time on the property, 54 years maintaining its upkeep. A writer and a poet, she kept a detailed journal of life at Dinsmore, adding to the extensive collection of historical documents available on microfilm for research. The homestead offers many opportunities to learn about Kentucky rural life in the 19th and early 20th centuries. , Deborah White, and Marc Evans. Rare Wildflowers of Kentucky. Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2008. Boone Conservancy.
While the Green River is home to this diverse array of rare aquatic life, 35 species have been recognized as endangered. The primary threats to the Green River are development, damming, and toxic chemical runoff from agricultural farms. Fortunately, much is being done to protect this river, nicknamed the crown jewel of Kentucky. As part of the Sustainable Rivers Project, the Nature Conservancy and the Army Corps of Engineers are working together to restore natural flowing patterns in the river by altering the Green River Dam so that it supports the river’s wildlife.
America's natural places by Kelly Enright