Save Smiley-Woodfin Meadow

Save Smiley-Woodfin Meadow

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Nick Kowalske started this petition to Energy company

Over 3,000 acres of blackland prairie habitat, an endangered ecosystem, has been leased to an energy company that plans on destroying the tract to install solar panels. This is not what sustainable energy systems look like. This project would destroy one of the largest tracts of pristine blackland prairie left in Texas and have an immense and measurable impact on the state’s biodiversity. Our energy systems must be developed on renewable energy sources, but we can’t do it if it means destroying our environment even more than we already have.

         The 3,000 acres includes the historic Smiley-Woodfin Meadow, which if lost would be gone forever, displacing and killing hundreds, if not thousands of animals. While blackland prairie itself is an imperiled habitat type, Smiley-Woodfin Meadow also contains a Silveus dropseed prairie, an especially rare subclass of blackland prairie, with only a few sites still in existence. We as a planet cannot afford to lose this critical biodiversity hotspot.

 

Photo: A healthy tallgrass prairie ecosystem at Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve. Photo by Nick Kowalske. 

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