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The Center for Native Grasslands Management

Center for Native Grassland Management Updates

7th Eastern Native Grass Symposium
“Native Grasses on Working and Natural Landscapes”
Knoxville, TN
October 5-8, 2010

The Eastern Native Grass Symposium features a special emphasis on working landscapes that will include sessions on biofuels, ecosystem restoration, forage, seed production/landscaping, land reclamation (mines, landfills, etc.) wildlife management and other topics of interest for native grasses in the eastern United States and Canada. Several field trips are being planned to sites in East Tennessee that will include the recently completed cellulosic biofuels production facility, the first of its kind in the United States,
associated biomass production fields (switchgrass), forage production fields, the largest oak
savannah restoration project east of the Mississippi, a pine savannah restoration site, wildlife
management areas, and more.

The symposium will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee at the Knoxville Marriott. Reservations may be made by contacting them at 800-228-9290 (make sure to use the group code "gragraa" to receive the discounted rate) or clicking on the link below.

You may register on-line by clicking on the links below. A credit card is required to register on-line. If you would prefer to pre-register using a check, you may do so by sending your payment, along with a printed registration form (see link below to obtain a copy) to:

(*Make check payable to: The University of Tennessee)

Eastern Native Grass Symposium Registration
Attn: Lisa Cashion
2431 Joe Johnson Drive, Rm 274 EPSB
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563

Please plan to join us in East Tennessee for an excellent program, great field trips, and an outstanding opportunity to network with leaders and practitioners in the native grass field!

We Would Like to Thank Our Sponsors:

Plenary Session Sponsor ($4800)


Big Blue Stem ($3000)


Indian Grass ($2000)


Switchgrass ($1000)

Alcoa Foundation TVA

Thursday Lunch Sponsors

Gene Hartman Farm CRC


Cumberland Mtn

Little Bluestem ($500)

Bamert Seed TN Farm Bureau
NWTF Sharp Brothers Seed