The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium concluded on September 19th. The event featured the latest information from renowned presenters and exhibitors, best management practices and field tours showcasing the progressive use of native grasses and forbs in a host of diverse applications. We had thirty (30) outstanding presentations and four (4) information-packed field tours. It all took place at Erie’s beautiful Bayfront Convention Center, with accommodations at the adjoining Courtyard by Marriott Erie Bayfront and Sheraton Erie Bayfront hotels on the shores of Lake Erie.

Presentations from the symposium are currently available as PDFs beside their respective listings on the Agenda page.


We’ve got you covered. The 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium offered continuing education credits for the following:

Landscape-Architecture-Continuing-Education-System-LogoASLA LA/CES – Fifteen (17) credits approved to-date, with more to come. Each of the credits approved to-date also meet the Health, Safety & Wellness (HSW) standard. Please see the Presentation Summary and Field Tours Summary, where LA/CES-approved sessions are indicated with the LA/CES logo. Check back in the coming weeks as we anticipate offering an additional 4-5 credits via qualifying sessions and field tours.

USDA-NRCS Pennsylvania, Conservation Planner Continuing Education Credits – This event qualifies for six (6) Wildlife Biology CECs and two (2) Pasture CECs.

Certified-Crop-Advisor-LogoCertified Crop Advisors – A total of 11.5 CEUs have been approved for CCAs in the following categories: Nutrient Management: .5; Soil & Water Management: 3.5; Integrated Pest Management: 1; Crop Management: 4; Sustainability: 2.5. Please click the “Download & Print Presentation Summary” button below to see the full list of presentations, with CCA-approved sessions indicated.

Wildlife-Society-LogoThe Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 15.5 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist® Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in the 11th Eastern Native Grass Symposium.

Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturists (PCH) can receive 3 CEUs for each field tour attended, 7.5 CEUs for attending Tuesday and 6.5 CEUs for attending Wednesday informational sessions. Potential total of 20 CEUs can be achieved by each attendee if attending two field tours and all sessions.


Symposium Details at a Glance

September 17-19, 2018
Bayfront Convention Center
Erie, PA

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