In Our Backyard: Grasslands


Watch CBC’s “Least protected and most endangered”, The Nature of Things – Grasslands: A Hidden Wilderness.

Grasslands are near and dear to the Thompson Watershed. These biodiverse ecosystems vary greatly across the world and North America.

The Thompson Watershed encompasses the northern extent of the Palouse Prairie. Palouse Prairie ecosystems account for approximately 1% of British Columbia’s land base, yet approximately 42% (1190) of the 2854 vascular plant species that occur in British Columbia, supporting habitat for numerous animals. To find out more about BC grasslands, read this report from the Grasslands Conservation Council of BC.