You might not think of grassland as being anything but lush grasslands, but this map from the National Park Service’s Grassland Atlas shows just how much can be found within its borders.
The map shows a few of the more unique places on the land.
For example, a pair of rocky hills overlooking the city of Salt Lake City are covered with dense vegetation and a variety of species including wild bison, buffalo, and elk.
Another unique feature is the sheer amount of water that can be seen on the map.
The map shows the entire watershed of the Ogallala Aquifer, from the Missouri River to the Colorado River, covering more than 3 million acres.
And it shows a range of different types of vegetation that cover the watershed, from grassland to sagebrush and even a few species of native trees.
If you’re interested in learning more about grasslands from the park service, check out the map at grassland.nps.gov.