Inaugural Mid-South Prairie Symposium (May 26th-27th)

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016

The Mid-South Prairie Symposium began on May 25th and runs through May 27 at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. Speakers from across the country were in attendance, sharing their expertise on the ecology, conservation, restoration and management of native grasslands.

Radnor Lake State Natural Area Ranger Staff, Tennessee State Parks Staff, Tennessee Division of Natural Areas Staff and Higher Education Partners (MTSU and Penn State) were in attendance for this event yesterday.

Ranger Sam King and Ranger Will Peters submitted a poster for the event on Native Grassland Habitat Restoration on Historic Farmlands within Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

This project is a multi-year partnership between Friends of Radnor Lake, Middle Tennessee State University, Penn State University, Tennessee Division of Forestry, Tennessee Division of Natural Areas and Tennessee State Parks.  This unique partnership is focused on the preservation of restoration of native grasslands and removal of invasive-exotic plants at Radnor Lake State Natural Area.

During the past year alone, thanks to funding from the Iris Fund License Plate, Friends of Radnor Lake and US Forest Service funding administered by TN Division of Forestry, we have invested over $30,000 toward the removal of invasive-exotic plant species and native grass restoration efforts at Radnor Lake State Natural Area!

Special thanks to Friends of Radnor Lake for funding cost for the ranger staff and our higher education partners to attend this event.

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016

May 25th APSU Mid-South Prairie Symposium pix by S.Ward 2016