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Now Rare, Prairie Chickens Once Common In Wisconsin


Northern Wisconsin is densely forested, but doesn’t feature a lot of grassland.  

 Wildlife biologist John Toepfer says it wasn’t always this way.  He studies prairie chickens, which were once abundant in the state.  WXPR’s Natalie Jablonski spoke with Toepfer after a recent talk in Stevens Point, about the history and future of the grassland birds.