Through the Looking Glass: What do we see, What have we learned, What can we share? Information Management at the Shortgrass Steppe Long Term Ecological Research Site Susan G. Stafford, Nicole E. Kaplan, and Christopher W. Bennett – This paper documents the development of a successful information management system at a Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site that has a rich history of data collection and management. landscape. Early research projects focused on understanding native plants, recovery on abandoned plowed fields, and techniques for measuring plants’ responses to grazing by cattle.