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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 Center’s 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.


CNGM is hiring!

CNGM is offering a Ph.D. research assistantship for a graduate student studying improved establishment of native grasslands. Click here for more information about the position and application procedure.

Newly launched Native Grass "College"

CNGM is in the process of developing a complete online "college" that can take you to the field and help you learn about managing native grass forages. We plan to develop a comprehensive set of “courses” on a wide variety of subjects related to managing these forages in the coming months. The first installment is on establishment. Click here to view the first course now.