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The Center for Native Grasslands Management


The Center for Native Grasslands Management (CNGM) was opened in 2006 by the University of Tennessee to provide the scientific background needed by producers and land managers to enable them to effectively establish and manage native grasslands. High priorities for research include forage production; biofuels production (and strategies for integrating them both); restoration of native grassland communities, particularly oak savannahs and woodlands; and wildlife conservation.

No information is valuable unless it is shared. The Centerís second major focus is to make information gained through research widely available throughout the eastern United States. We are working through Extension and partner organizations to share these results with producers, land management agencies, other researchers, and wildlife conservation organizations through publications, workshops, trainings, and field days. Please explore this website and feel free to contact us should you want to learn more.


Fire in Eastern Oak Forests Conference
Tuscaloosa, Alabama | 27–29 May 2015

Season-long Summer Grazing with Native Grasses

(click the links below for more information)

Tuesday, June 9, 2015--Loudon County
Piney Ruritan Club/Windy Hill Farms, Loudon, TN

Tuesday, June 30, 2015--McMinn County
Lee Dairy Farms, Madisonville, TN