There is crazy shit all over that desert! What is interesting is that the canals to the north look like they pull water out of nowhere. It almost looks like the water table is very shallow there, just dig a deep trench and it will channel water.
What makes these tall grass prairie reserves so special is that they are one of a few places in the plains where you can look across a piece of land and see what it looked like before we completely transformed everything. I personally don't think that windmills are ugly at all an I'm all for it in the midwest. But if you place a windmill farm within sight of the prarie, this feeling of it being untouched will be lost.
Tell me what to do and I'll do it. Don't scope out 2 weeks worth of work for each member of the team, knowing that since all tasks take longer than expected, each member either has to work 50 to 60 hours a week, or come up with an excuse why the work didn't get done. No change to existing code is trivial. There are always surprises. You end up with 10 people in every meeting justifying why their work took longer than expected. That's causes stress and lowers morale.