Reversing Declines of Grasslands Biodiversity with the Regional Conservation Partnership Program in the Interior Low Plateau Ecoregion

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Jeremy Frencha and Brittney Viers, Quail Forever/Southeastern Grasslands Initiative The southeastern region of the U.S. was one of the most diverse grassland regions of North America, yet more than 99% has been lost due to such factors as conversion to row crop agriculture, forest succession, and wetland drainage. Reversing the decline in grassland biodiversity will […]

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Remnant Prairies and Sun-Loving Plant Communities in Southeastern Rights of Ways

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Dr. Dwayne Estes, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Plant Conservation Issues on Roadsides and Right of Ways in Alabama Patrick Thompson, Coordinator Alabama Plant Conservation Alliance Alfred Schotz, Botanist Alabama Natural Heritage Program Michelle Reynolds, Administrator Southeastern Roadside Defenders Patrick Daniel, Collaborator Southeastern Roadside Defenders Alabama has a diversity of habitats, species, ideologies and challenges. Private lands […]

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Citizen Scientist-led Efforts to Save a Species: Safeguarding the Running Glade Clover, Trifolium calcaricum

Margi Hunter, Tennessee Naturalist Program, Cooper Breeden, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance The lack of funding and resources necessary to conserve many of our most imperiled species and communities is a ubiquitous problem. In the absence of traditional support, more grassroots and citizen-led efforts are essential to ensure the survival […]

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Assessment of Science Needs for Rare Plants of Conservation Concern in Southeastern Grasslands

Dr. Reed Noss, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative, Florida Institute for Conservation Science and Southeastern Grasslands Initiative (Contractor) Jennifer Cartwright, U.S. Geological Survey Dwayne Estes, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Theo Witsell, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Grasslands of the southeastern United States are considered “endangered ecosystems,” with many grassland types having been reduced by more than 90% since European settlement […]

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Regional Conservation Initiatives video screening and panel

From the SePPCon 2020 conference, three inspiring videos: The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Dr. Dwayne Estes, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative Featuring Dwayne Estes, SGI Director, and Theo Witsell, SGI Chief Ecologist. Filmed and edited by Pamela Pasco. This 15-minute video takes you on a journey across the Southeast and through time, to learn more about the habitats […]

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