Valley of Grass: Tallgrass Prairie and Parkland of the Red River Region
Authors: Kim Alan Chapman, Adelheid Fischer, Mary Kinsella Ziegenhagen
Foreword by: Paul Gruchow
". . . the importance of this book lies not so much in its particulars as in its attitude. The authors suppose that there need be no unresolvable conflict between the conservation of natural resources and the building of healthy human communities. Indeed, they suggest, the two endeavors can be complementary. This is something new, particularly in farming country."
– From the foreword by Paul Gruchow, Minnesota author and teacher
This book celebrates the prairie and parkland resource in the Red River region. It clearly demonstrates the connecting threads between ecology, economy, and community through vivid examples of people studying, living and working with these habitats and gently cautions against taking for granted the benefits that prairie and parkland provide.