Saving Grasslands In The Southeast
( aired Weds 10/23/19 )
The loss of grasslands here in the Southeast threatens the biodiversity of this region.
A partnership of researchers, conservationists and industry is now studying those grasslands - above all, how to restore and rebuild them.
Their effort is called the Southeastern Grasslands Initiative - based at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.
Dr. Dwayne Estes is a biology professor at the university - and the Initiative’s executive director.
He joined us for a conversation - along with: Zach Irick, grassland ecologist at the Initiative; Adam Dattilo, a botanist at TVA - and by phone, Dr. JoVonn Hill of Mississippi State University...