Prairies then and now

Two maps depicting historical and current prairie coverage in Iowa. Red is prairie coverage, left image is historic prairie, right image is current prairie remnant.

Submitted for use by Diane Debinski at Iowa State University. Map was created by Rob Fletcher, Robin McNeely, and the Iowa Gap Analysis Program at the Department of Animal Ecology, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. Data sources included the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, Iowa Gap Analysis Program, The Nature Conservancy, and the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation.