Show Me Missouri Speakers Bureau Lecture: Carol Elaine Davit

Oct
24
6:00 pm
Where

St. Charles County Heritage Museum
1630 Heritage Landing
St. Peters, MO 63303

Where

St. Charles County Heritage Museum
1630 Heritage Landing
St. Peters, MO 63303

Why Prairie Matters: New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape

At the time of statehood, at least 15 million acres of tallgrass prairie blanketed Missouri—about a third of the state. Missouri’s prairie was part of the great North American prairie ecosystem that stretched from Ohio to the Rockies, north into Canada, and south to Mexico. Today, there are fewer than 60,000 scattered prairie acres remaining in the state. Missouri’s prairie remnants have inherent value, but they also serve us by providing carbon storage, water filtration, pollination, and other measurable benefits. This presentation focuses on the history, beauty, and conservation of Missouri’s prairies, and on facets of a new “tallgrass prairie economy,” which uses an ancient ecosystem as a model for new, sustainable landscapes that benefit people in many ways.

Host Organization

St. Charles County Parks and Recreation
St. Peters, MO (St. Charles County)