95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Controversial Bills Keep Legislature Busy in 2011
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Ohio Public Radio is taking a look back at the year in state government and politics. It included big fights over a new state budget and a new collective bargaining law. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reminds us of several controversial bills that legislators have debated but failed to pass this year.