Chapter Program: “Telling the Grassland Story”
July 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFREE ZOOM MEETING!
Believe it or not, grassland ecosystems are the most complex, most diverse, and most threatened system in the world. For centuries, we have taken grassland savannas and prairies for granted, never fully realizing the importance of their function in our daily lives, particularly our food supply. While rainforests and big timber attract much attention, our grassland biomes have taken a back seat to prioritized conservation practices…until now. Now, more than ever, grassland savannas and prairies are at the forefront of every discussion. With buzz words like carbon sequestration, sustainability, regenerative, soil health, ecosystem services and many others hitting Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, and Instagram it is hard to ignore the grassland movement. Join me on July 7th, as I walk through the grassland story of research and outreach and why it is so important to tell this story of biodiversity, productivity, resiliency, and more importantly, all the processes that come with our grassland systems.
Morgan Treadwell, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Rangeland, Wildlife, and Fisheries Management Department at Texas A&M University. She is also an Extension Range Specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension Service in San Angelo. Her research targets population ecology of native perennial grasses, fire ecology, and grazing management. She and her husband ranch near Fort McKavett running Dorper sheep and a Angus cow/calf operation, with their 2-year old daughter, Pecos, calling all the shots.
NOTE: Coastal Prairie Chapter programs are free and open to the public and chapter members via Zoom. Advance registration is required. Check back here a couple days before the event for the registration link.
TMNCPC members are also invited to attend in-person at the Houston Museum of Natural Science at Sugar Land. Advance registration via SignUp Genius is required.
[TMNCPC members in attendance should record their Advanced Training (AT) hours under “AT: Chapter Meeting-Coastal Prairie”, and the VSP hours for the business meeting under “Chapter Business: Chapter Meeting”.]