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Zumwalt Prairie Workspace

The Zumwalt Prairie is one of the largest remaining Pacific Northwest bunchgrass prairie in the continental United States. This area, originally home to the Joseph Band of the Nez Perce people and later settled by hundreds of homesteaders, is part of what was once an extensive system of temperate grasslands west of the Rocky Mountains that extended into Canada and included the Palouse Prairie of Washington and Idaho. The Zumwalt Prairie is a priority conservation site for The Nature Conservancy because the intact grasslands support myriad plant and animal species including Columbian sharp-tailed grouse, ground nesting songbirds, ferruginous hawks and Spalding's catchfly. The Nature Conservancy maintains this website to share reports, data, and other information about our work at this unique and spectacular landscape.

Photo: J Dingeldein










Questions? Contact Rob Taylor
NE Oregon Regional Ecologist
The Nature Conservancy

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