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reed canary grass:


It holds the river banks together to prevent erosion, but it takes over which means native plants don’t have a place to grow.  Conservationists have given up trying to get rid of it, they only want to stop it from spreading.  

Our 6th and 7th grade class has been trying to answer the question of whether we should preserve the Palouse Prairie that has 99.9% disappeared.  One of our case studies involved native and invasive plant species and their current role in the Prairie ecosystem.


Clare Peine from Palouse Conservation District

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