SGI Director to speak at Clinton School of Public Service, Little Rock, AR

Thursday, October 11 at Noon (Sturgis Hall)


Grassland loss is the single greatest conservation issue currently facing eastern North American biodiversity. Southern grasslands are nearly extinct and the species that depend on them are fading fast. The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (SGI) is a collaboration of leaders in international biodiversity conservation led by the Austin Peay State University (APSU) Center of Excellence for Field Biology, in partnership with the North Carolina Botanical Garden, Society for Range Management, Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and Roundstone Native Seed.

Click here to see Dwayne’s full presentation delivered to the Clinton School, October 11, 2018

Dr. Dwayne Estes serves as executive director for SGI. For ten years Dwayne has served as Professor of Biology at APSU and was promoted to Full Professor in 2015. He is now often referred to as “Preacher Estes” for his fiery sermons that serve as a call to action for a dramatic escalation in conservation of the “Forgotten Grasslands of the South.”

SGI seeks to integrate research, consultation, and education, along with the administration of grants, to create innovative solutions to address the multitude of complex issues facing Southeastern grasslands, the most imperiled ecosystems in eastern North America.

All Clinton School Speaker Series events are free and open to the public. Reserve your seats by emailing or by calling (501) 683-5239.

Sturgiss Hall    1200 President Clinton Ave. - Little Rock    Details    Date/Time  Date(s) - 10/11/2018  12:00 pm - 1:00 pm    Location  Sturgis Hall

Sturgiss Hall

1200 President Clinton Ave. - Little Rock


Date(s) - 10/11/2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sturgis Hall

SGI Partners with the Society for Range Management (SRM)

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SGI is excited to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Society for Range Management.

SGI, or the “eastern SGI” as our SRM friends like to call us (on account of the Sage Grouse Initiative out west or the “western SGI”) is thrilled to begin a partnership with Society for Range Management to facilitate cooperative work, communication, and outreach to support grasslands/rangelands of the southeast. Looking forward to working with our friends at SRM!

SRM is the professional scientific society and conservation organization whose members are concerned with studying, conserving, managing and sustaining the varied resources of the rangelands which comprise nearly half the land in the world. Established in 1948, SRM has hosted over 4,000 members in 48 countries, including many developing nations. SRM’s members are land managers, scientists, educators, students, producers and conservationists–a diverse membership guided by a professional code of ethics and unified by a strong land ethic and SGI is proud to now call itself a partner of SRM!

To read more about SRM, check them out here: