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Good News in the WorldExciting triumph: US's northwest prairie flower thrives as federal protections lifted

Exciting triumph: US’s northwest prairie flower thrives as federal protections lifted

In a remarkable turnaround, the golden paintbrush, a once-endangered flowering prairie plant, has been successfully revitalized across Washington and Oregon, prompting its removal from the Endangered Species List. Following a perilous decline due to habitat loss and development, years of dedicated efforts have led to the resurgence of this vibrant blossom.

Thriving across the prairies from Puget Sound to the Willamette Valley, the golden paintbrush’s resurgence showcases nature’s resilience and underscores the vital role of the Endangered Species Act in safeguarding our ecosystems. Its heartening success offers hope amidst ongoing conservation challenges.

Source video: Iowa Outdoors on YouTube

Source image: Πασκαλ / pixabay

Source: kuow.org

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