Farm-community entrepreneurial partnerships in the midwest

Cornelia Butler Flora, Gregory McIsaac, Stephen Gasteyer, Margaret Kroma

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When aboriginal peoples settled the tall grass prairie, it provided pasture for ruminants, rivers for fish and amphibians, and a vast diversity of plants for gathering. The savanna was a mosaic of bluestem, oak, and hickory, with occasional closed canopy forests, usually found near water bodies that inhibited fires (Lauenroth, et al., 1999). Native American nations managed the ecosystem through fire (Sauer, 1950) and species-specific hunting (Hames, 1987). The tall grass prairie supported a large, dynamic human and plant population (Schleister, 1994).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInteractions Between Agroecosystems and Rural Communities
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9781439870686
ISBN (Print)9780849309175
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)


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