Prairie // Pradera

Ecology // Ecología

US // Characterized by fertile soil, a mesic climate, and covered originally with coarse grasses, a prairie is an extensive, level or rolling, predominantly treeless grassland.
USDA website, NAL.
US // An area of natural grassland, usually with rich, dark soil on relatively smooth or gently rolling topography and a semiarid to subhumid climate. It may have scattered trees and shrubs, especially along streams and on valley slopes. Large areas of prairie occur in central USA and Canada and in comparable areas in other parts of the world. Smaller areas occur in grassed areas surrounded by forest in more humid climates and in relatively humid sites of drier climates.
Troeh, F.R. and R.L. Donahue. 2003: Dictionary of Agricultural and Environmental Science. USA. Ames, IA: Iowa State Press. See p. 381.
CAN // An area of unbroken grassland or aspen parkland dominated by non-introduced species.
Prairie Conservation Forum 2006: 21.
CAN // Native grassland and parkland including aquatic and terrestrial habitats within the Prairie Ecozone.
PCAP 1998: 43.
MEX // Vegetación con predominancia de gramíneas.
Rzedowski, J. 1988. Vegetación de México. LIMUSA, México. Ver pág. 393.
MEX // Asociacio´n vegetal establecida por el hombre destinada al pastoreo en la que predominan zacates y leguminosas introducidos, o sus asociaciones, por medio de te´cnicas agrono´micas.
Esqueda et al. 2011: 10.


EN // Grassland (Ecology); Pastureland; Prairie; Range, Rangeland (Managment)
ESP // Pastizal (Ecología); Tierras de pastoreo; Pradera; Agostadero (Manejo)

Management // Manejo

MEX // Areas sembradas, generalmente con zacates o leguminosas y sus asociaciones, destinadas a la producción de forraje.


EN // Grassland; Prairie (Ecology); Pastureland; Range; Rangeland (Management)/
ESP // Pastizal; Pradera (Ecología); Tierras de pastoreo; Agostadero (Manejo)

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