2020 Plowprint Report

World Wildlife Fund’s annual Plowprint Report tracks grassland loss across the Great Plains. The 2020 Plowprint Report finds that from 2014 to 2018, tillage of grasslands across the Great Plains has occurred at an average rate of four football fields ev­ery minute. This year’s report is based on an updated, more accurate methodology, which reveals that although the number of tilled acres of intact grasslands has declined, the rate of conversion is still too high to sustain the wildlife and people that are dependent on intact grasslands. For the first time, this year’s report also includes a separate analysis of the Mexican portion of the Great Plains, which will give readers a more complete overview of the state of the grasslands across the entirety of the region.