We are pleased to recognize Kevin England of Alabama for outstanding volunteer commitment to SGI. Kevin, a 7-8th grade science teacher at Double Springs Middle School, got his masters degree studying botany at the University of West Alabama, and as a resident of northern Alabama, he is very active in documenting the region's vascular flora and lichens.
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.
One of SGI’s volunteer rubberneckers observed some excellent grassland indicator species while driving Hwy 70 in May 2019. Check out the observations our volunteer Meredith Clebsch made.
On Saturday, March 2, 15 volunteers from the Southeastern Grassland Initiative (SGI) partnered with Dunbar Cave State Park for the Tennessee State Parks annual Weed Wrangle®.
A presentation about grassland loss, the single greatest conservation issue currently facing eastern North American terrestrial biodiversity. Southern grasslands are nearly extinct and the species that depend on them are fading fast.
Cooper Breeden is the recently hired Conservation Coordinator of the Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance, a new initiative in the state.
After years of science pointing to the dire state of grasslands worldwide, an award from the Tennessee Wildlife Federation puts southeastern grasslands squarely on the conservation agenda.
SGI has added a research associate to our team in early 2018.
SGI is excited to announce it has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Society for Range Management.