Prairie Potholes Dot The Agricultural Landscape

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A rural road in the Prairie Pothole region of North Dakota divides a farm field from native prairie. (Clay Masters/IPR)

The prairie pothole region stretches from Canada down through the Dakotas, northern Montana, western Minnesota and northwest Iowa. It was an expansive and biologically diverse prairie and wetland, but the natural habitat is rapidly disappearing as farms are getting bigger.

Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports on the implications this growth has on everything from wildlife to public health.


Clay Masters, host and reporter for Iowa Public Radio. He tweets @Clay_Masters.

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