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"This lively record… is a particularly effective portrait of an ecosystem."

-The NY Times Book Review (A NYT Earth Day Reader's Selection)

"A passionate and enlightening description of a unique and glorious ecosystem and… a humorous and suspenseful personal narrative."

-Bookist (Starred Review; Editors' Choice)

"As a biologist and a keen observer of the people and places around her, Houle offers a wise, witty, and thought-provoking look at a topic more often adversarial than cooperative. This engaging book mixes memoir, ecology, travel writing, and political debate into one cohesive and cogent story. For those who care about the Earth and those who simply live upon it, The Prairie Keepers offers hope for a better, more cooperative future."

-The Charlotte Observer
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