Restoring the Northern Great Plains "One Square Foot" at a Time

March, 2021

Botanica by Air Wick, Air Wick® Scented Oils and WWF have just launched a three-year partnership that will reseed 1 billion square feet (~23,000 acres) of disturbed grasslands and wildflower habitats in the Northern Great Plains (NGP). North America is home to nearly 4,000 species of native bees, many hundreds of which are found within the NGP. The “One Square Foot” project will provide food and shelter for many of these important pollinators, along with grassland birds, and the many other species that are native to the region. Since 2009, the United States has lost 33 million acres of grassland and wildflower habitats in the US Great Plains, which equates to half the size of Colorado. For more than 7 years, grasslands in this region have been plowed-up at an average rate of four football fields per minute, prioritizing row-crop agriculture over the preservation of wildlife. In this webinar, hear Clay Bolt, Communications Lead for WWF’s Northern Great Plains Program, discuss how this partnership will help restore and protect one of the last remaining temperate grasslands in the world.