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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

About the Center


Advisory Committee

The Center for Native Grasslands Management is guided by an Advisory Committee comprised of leaders in research, conservation, and education in areas of critical importance to grasslands in the eastern U.S. The committee members are as follows:

Dr. Keith Belli, Professor and Head
Department of Forestry Wildlife and Fisheries

Mr. Kevin Brown, State Conservationist, Tennessee
Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA

Mr. Dowd Bruton, Regional Wildlife Biologist
National Wild Turkey Federation

Dr. Jim Byford, Professor and Dean
College of Agriculture & Applied Sciences
University of Tennessee at Martin

Mr. Scott Davis, State Chapter Director, Tennessee
The Nature Conservancy

Dr. Jim Dobrowolski, National Program Leader for Rangeland and Grassland Ecosystems
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, USDA

Mr. Dave Howell, Agriculture Wildlife Service Director
Quail Unlimited

Dr. Jamie Jenkins, Executive Director
Farm Services Agency, Tennessee

Mr. Don McKenzie, Southeastern Field Representative
Wildlife Management Institute and Director, Northern Bobwhite Conservation Initiative

Mr. Gary Myers, Executive Director
Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency

Mr. Wesley Parks
Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association

Dr. Neil Rhodes, Professor
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee

Danny D. Sells, Executive Director
Tennessee Association of Conservation Districts

Mr. Alan Sparkman
Tennessee Forage & Grasslands Council

Mr. Lacy Upchurch, Executive Director
Tennessee Farm Bureau

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