Monitoring the Conservation of Grassland Habitats, Prairie Ecozone, Canada

  title={Monitoring the Conservation of Grassland Habitats, Prairie Ecozone, Canada},
  author={David A. Gauthier and Ed B. Wiken},
  journal={Environmental Monitoring and Assessment},
The Prairie Ecozone contains 5% of Canada's land area and represents 16% of the Great Plains of North America. Current estimates indicate that 25–30% of original Canadian grassland habitats remain, largely concentrated in southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan with fragments distributed throughout southern Manitoba. The size, distribution and condition of native grasslands serve as valuable indicators of the ecological integrity and the sustainability of those landscape types. With… 

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