The Sheyenne National Grasslands contain the largest tract of tallgrass prairie in public ownership. A reduction in cattle grazing along with wilderness protection would solve many of the problems here.
Overgrazing has allowed exotic plant species to flourish in these grasslands, choking out native species; off-road vehicles also pose a serious threat. The Sierra Club has weighed in during development of a grasslands management plan, petitioning to have more than half the are protected as wilderness. The Club has also supported U.S. Forest Service efforts to restore the tallgrass prairie to a more natural state.
The good news is that the areas identified by activists as needing stronger protections have also been identified in the grassland management plan as needing to be managed specially as a roadless area.
you can do: To get on an email activist listserv that provides
updates and action alerts on the Sheyenne National Grasslands, contact
Wayde Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or call (701) 530-9288.