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ERIC Number: EJ822204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0275-7664
Waving "A Bough of Challenge": Forestry on the Kansas Grasslands, 1868-1915
Drake, Brian Allen
Great Plains Quarterly, v23 n1 p19-34 Win 2003
Kansas is legendary for geographical monotony, for a landscape allegedly so absent of trees and relief that the state has become the butt of national jokes and a cultural synonym for flat. U.S. Forest Service researchers noted in 1999 that forests covered slightly less than 3 percent of the state. So prevalent is the idea of a treeless Kansas that few people are aware of the many concerted attempts, during its first seventy years, to forest the state artificially.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Kansas