Seas of Green & Grass

Stretching from Texas and New Mexico to Montana, the Great Plains are a high plateau of grasslands. They were home to diverse and vibrant Native American cultures and later the pioneers. In addition to supporting rich cultural traditions, grasslands have important natural attributes. While seemingly an endless sea of one type of plant, grasslands are incredibly diverse, housing native plants and animals found nowhere else. Learn how you can visit and help protect these important spaces.

Map of the United States showing all units of the National Park System

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Last updated: February 5, 2019