The northern panic grass is classified as endangered or threatened in all areas where it occurs in the United States, but is thought to be secure in Canada (4) (5). Many close relatives of this species, such as rough panic grass (Dichanthelium scabriusculum), are also classified as threatened (9). Suggestions for the conservation of this, and other, grass species include managing the habitat that these species are found in (9). In the United States, some wetlands are regulated by the federal government under the Clean Water Act of 1972, and farmers who modify existing wetlands may lose their benefits from the United States Department of Agriculture. The United States Fish & Wildlife Service’s National Wetlands Inventory produces in-depth reports and surveys of the extent and quality of wetlands in the United States (8) (10), and since 1989 a ‘no net loss policy’ has ensured that the overall amount of wetlands in the United States will remain near its current level in the future (10).