TVA Rights-of-Way: Ruderal Habitats or Pre-settlement Savanna Conditions?

The TN Department of Transportation awarded SGI to develop a plan to better conserve and manage the grassland and pollinator habitat found on Tennessee highway rights-of-way. A large part of the project involves finding and documenting the existing habitat along Tennessee’s highway corridors so that we can help TDOT prioritize areas in need or protection and restoration. Here’s the exciting report from our first surveys of the 2019 season.