The SILVER PLAINS PROJECT is a Tallgrass Prairie installation by Robert G Mears — with assistance from Coleen Zebeluk — at studio five.
This project, which was started in 2006, is the replanting to Native of an acreage in southeastern Manitoba, Canada. The 5 acre site — which is in the northern range of the Tallgrass Prairie ecosystem — is in The Rural Municipality of Morris, approximately 14 km north of the Town of Morris.
In 2015 the Province of Manitoba declared the Tallgrass Prairie ecosystem endangered.
In fact, Tallgrass Prairie, in Manitoba is almost gone; less than 0.05% remainsfrom 6,000 km2 down to 30 km2.
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