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Episode 1: Protecting Ontario’s vital grasslands

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In the first episode of OPG’s Power of Nature series, we take a look at Ontario’s vital grasslands, home to a variety of animals and plants. Vast swaths of prairie grasslands used to cover North America, but these picturesque plains are now among the world’s most endangered ecosystems. See how OPG is working with Nature Conservancy of Canada to restore one of Ontario’s most important grasslands in Prince Edward County.

Did you know?

222 million acres

of land across central Canada and the USA were once covered by prairie and savannah

3% remain

of Ontario's grasslands, making it one of the world’s most endangered ecosystems

10 feet

is the length of the roots of some prairie plants 

10 tons

per acre of roots can be found in soils under older prairie grasslands