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.
National Parks:America’s Best Idea-Mon., Sept. 2 at 8pm on WOSU TV
Ken Burn’s NATIONAL PARKS series works its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters, some famous most not, from every walk of life who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places. The film explores how the national park system came to be and examines how some ofÂ these majestic places came to be national parks.Â The six part series airs Monday through Saturday on WOSU TV.