Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Coastal Prairie Restoration Database Available for Download

The Central Southwest/Gulf Coast Information Node (CSWGCIN) has recently expanded its Animals and Plants of the Region section to include a page devoted to the coastal prairie region. Coastal Prairie provides information on those prairies situated along the western Gulf Coast in southwestern Louisiana and southcentral Texas. Researchers with the National Wetlands Research Center (NWRC) have determined that a combination of anthropogenic changes have left less than one tenth of a percent of the original habitat undisturbed. Site visitors will discover the Coastal Prairie Restoration Information System (CPR), a downloadable Microsoft Access database, which allows users to search for data on 650 Louisiana coastal prairie species. In addition, the page provides links to information on the species at risk and the work being done by several groups to restore this critical habitat.


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