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John Madson

John Madson (1923 in Ames, Iowa – April 19, 1995 in Alton, Illinois) was a naturalist, conservationist, journalist, and freelancer who worked in the field of outdoor writing. Over time his work concentrated on the celebration of the vanished tallgrass prairie ecosystems of the U.S. Midwest, and he won acclaim from his publisher as "the father of the modern prairie restoration movement."

Madson, a Norwegian-American, served with the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II. As a young adult he took a degree in wildlife biology at Iowa State University (1951), and then worked with the Iowa Conservation Commission. He subsequently worked as a reporter for the ''Des Moines Register'', and then became a freelance writer. In later life he lived in Godfrey, Illinois. Madson published frequently in the 1961-1977 period in conservationists' and sportsmens' publications such as ''Audubon'', ''Field and Stream'', ''Guns and Ammo'', ''Outdoor Life'', and ''Sports Afield''. His love of field sports, both fishing and hunting, carried him from high grounds, such as the South Dakota Badlands, to the wet bottomlands of the Mississippi River. Over time, as he stalked upland birds such as pheasants, he learned more about the ways of native North American tall grass. This drew him toward publication of his appreciation of the largely-lost network of tallgrass prairie ecosystems in ''Where the Sky Began'' (1982). Provided by Wikipedia