Extension: Native Grasslands

Pat Keyser teaches a seminar on native grasslands in a field at the Holston Research Unit.

Native grasslands, once a significant component of eastern landscapes, have been reduced more than any other ecosystem in North America. These grasslands included extensive prairies, pine and oak savannahs, oak woodlands, and cedar glades, each with especially adapted flora and fauna. 

The Center for Native Grasslands Management is the catalyst for development of native grass management systems and communities that can improve farms, forests, rural economies, and habitat for grassland wildlife such as the northern bobwhite.

Extensive publications, articles, and additional resources can be found at The Center for Native Grasslands Management website.


Patrick Keyser
Professor and Director, Center for Native Grasslands Management
Office: 865-974-4714

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