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Conference: From Marshes to Meadows: Exploring Maryland's Grasslands

  • 08/29/2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • Webinar


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You must register to get the Zoom details. These details will be sent to you via a confirmation email--so save that email.  You cannot get the Zoom link on this event webpage.

Our virtual conference will feature Dwayne Estes, Executive Director Southeastern Grasslands Initiative as our only speaker.

The Southeastern Grasslands Initiative: Charting a New Course for Conservation in the 21st Century

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) works across a 23-state region, including Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic. SGI seeks to integrate on-the-ground conservation, research, and outreach to create innovative solutions to eastern North America. This presentation will highlight how grasslands of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic fit into the larger work of SGI nationally.

Bill Hilgartner and Jorge Montero will be giving us their presentations at a monthly program in the near future. These are on the last Tuesday of the month, so stay tuned. We are working on lists to provide registrants suggested locations for field trips in various regions of the state, so that they can explore on their own or form their own small groups.

Details on the Zoom webinar will be provided via a confirmation email to everyone who registers.

Marney Bruce and Jil Swearingen, co-chairs

Look for these talk in coming months.

  • Jorge Montero, Stewardship Program Specialist: Natural Resources, Anacostia Watershed Society
  • Bill Hilgartner, Paleoecologist and Researcher of the Bare Hills Barren
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