Course detail: OSH250 - The Flint Hills: America's Last Tallgrass Prairie

The five million acres of the Flint Hills are all that remain of a 150-million-acre tallgrass prairie that once extended from Canada to Texas and east to Indiana. Ranching culture here differs from that in the rest of the ranching West, partly from seasonal grazing (which can put nearly four pounds per day on transient cattle), partly from the annual spring prairie fires and partly from a mix of farming and ranching. The folk culture of the Flint Hills is rich, from tales of world champion rodeo cowboys, to stories of bootleggers, to legends of murders and bank robberies.

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