The Minnesota Biological Survey (MBS) systematically collects, interprets, monitors and delivers data on plant and animal distribution as well as the ecology of native plant communities and functional landscapes. More about the survey
This was an excellent season for the MBS northern long-eared bat team. Check out the bat update to learn more about the survey procedures the bat team uses to track bat roosting patterns!
At the time of European settlement (mid 1800s), Minnesota had 18 million acres of tallgrass prairie. Today only a little more than 1 percent (about 250,000 acres) of the original prairie remains.