Prairie

Prairie (HM12RZ)

Location: El Dorado Springs, MO 64744 Cedar County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 52.601', W 94° 1.332'

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A year-round palette of colors

A sea of grasses and wildflowers - the tallgrass prairie - once covered America's heartland. It is now one of the most endangered ecosystems in the world, and many of its inhabitants are struggling to survive.

Thousands of acres of rolling prairie once surrounded El Dorado Springs during the pioneer settlement. These grasslands were used for hunting, livestock forage and even a golf course when El Dorado Springs was a resort town in the early 1900s. Today, The Nature Conservancy, the Missouri Department of Conservation and private landowners are restoring these grasslands so future generations will be able to experience Missouri's natural heritage.

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Visit Wah'Kon-Tah Prairie, one of Missouri's largest remaining prairies, by following the signs that will lead you through town appoximately 3 miles to the south end of the preserve. At the site, you can see the native grassland that once dominated this area and explore the wealth of wildflowers and wildlife species that inhabit this rich habitat.
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HM NumberHM12RZ
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Placed ByThe Nature Conservancy and the Missouri Department of Conservation
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Date Added Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 5:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 410102 N 4192625
Decimal Degrees37.87668333, -94.02220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 52.601', W 94° 1.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 52' 36.06" N, 94° 1' 19.92" W
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Area Code(s)417
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100-150 County Rd EE, El Dorado Springs MO 64744, US
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