Why Prairie Matters—New Relevancies of a Vanishing Landscape | Carol Davit | TEDxGatewayArch

Missouri’s tall grass prairie once covered 15 million acres; today, less than one percent remains—and these fragments of a mighty ecosystem continue to provide benefits we cannot afford to lose.

As the executive director of the Missouri Prairie Foundation, Carol Davit works to conserve tall grass prairie—a complex ecosystem that once blanketed 15 million acres of Missouri and 40% of St. Louis. Carol has worked for nearly 20 years in the conservation field in communications, development, administration, and leadership capacities. She has worked for private, nonprofit conservation groups and with municipal and state government initiatives.

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