PRESENTATION SUMMARY

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Establishment and Management of Native Grasses (Using Plateau as a Base Component)

James Bean, Strategic Accounts Manager
BASF Professional & Specialty Solutions
Cary, NC

Introduction to Pollinators and Native Habitat Establishment

Daina Beckstrand, Chesapeake Bay Technician
Centre County Conservation District (PA)
Bellefonte, PA

Management of non-native annual species using contact herbicides

J. Walter Bland
Rock Spring Restorations
Atlanta, GA

Vegetated Bank and Shoreline Stabilization Utilizing Native Plants

Jim Blazek
D2 Land & Water Resource, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN

Rediscovering a Lost Landscape: The (Re)Construction of a Piedmont Prairie

Stefan Bloodworth, Curator
Blomquist Garden of Native Plants, Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Duke University
Durham, NC

The Meadow Garden at Longwood: History, Design, Ecology and Interpretation

Tom Brightman, Land Stewardship Manager
Colin McCallum-Cook, Meadow Gardener
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA

The Native Plant Palette: Sustainable Design for the Environment & Your Business

Paul R. Brydges, Principal
Brydges Landscape Architecture Inc.
Guelph, Ontario

Establishment, Enhancement and Reinforcement of Vegetative Solutions

Warren Cohn, CPESC, CPSWQ, BMP Product Specialist
ACF Environmental
East Norriton, PA

Stabilization of the Stream Environment Using Manufactured Solutions

Warren Cohn, CPESC, CPSWQ, BMP Product Specialist
ACF Environmental
East Norriton, PA

Pipelines, Pads, Access Roads; Vegetated Alternatives for Stormwater Compliance

Warren Cohn, CPESC, CPSWQ, BMP Product Specialist
ACF Environmental
East Norriton, PA

Multi-acre Solar Arrays that Benefit Pollinators, Soil, and Water

Rob Davis, Director, Center for Pollinators in Energy
Fresh Energy
St. Paul, MN

Grazing Native Warm-season Perennials to Meet Production and Conservation Goals

Sjoerd W. Duiker, PhD, CCA, Professor of Soil Management and Applied Soil Physics
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA

Converting Former Superfund Sites to Native Grasslands and Meadows

Calvin Ernst, Founder & President
Ernst Conservation Seeds
Meadville, PA

Perennial Grasses in Multifunctional Buffers to Benefit Water Quality and Farm Profitability

Steph Herbstritt, Ph.D. student
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA

Integrating Native Grass Grazing Management and Northern Bobwhite Habitat

Jef Hodges, Grassland Coordinator, National Bobwhite Conservation Initiative
University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture
Clinton, MO

Natives on Steep Slopes, What the HEL: How natives form and function allow us to use them for erosion control

Robert Hoffman, Consulting, Sales and Design
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
Upton, KY

“Understanding Impacts of Conservation and Land Management on Grassland Biodiversity – Lessons Learned through Community-Based Conservation”

Amy Johnson, PhD – Program Director, Virginia Working Landscapes
Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
Front Royal, VA

Restoring Woodlands and Savannahs in the Eastern US: Lessons Learned from a Decade of Research

Patrick D. Keyser, Ph.D., CWB, Professor and Director, Center for Native Grasslands Management
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

An Overview of Applied Research on Native Warm-season Grass Forages: Where Do We Stand, Where Are We Headed?

Patrick D. Keyser, Ph.D., CWB, Professor and Director, Center for Native Grasslands Management
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN

Multifunctional Design of IDOT Right-of-Ways: Pollinators Habitat and Biomass Production

DoKyoung Lee and Colleen Zumpf (grad student)
Department of Crop Sciences
University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

Quantifying the role of Native Warm Season Grasses in Sequestering Soil Organic Carbon (1999-2015) in a Coastal Plain Soil

Christopher F. Miller, M.S., Manager/Plant Specialist
Cape May Plant Materials Center, USDA NRCS
Cape May Court House, NJ

Native Prairie Graminoid Host Plants of the Midwest and Associated Lepidoptera

Diane M. Narem and Mary H. Meyer
University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Sciences
Saint Paul, MN

Switchgrass and Miscanthus as Renewable Bedding and Fuel Options for Poultry Operations

Paul H. Patterson, Professor of Poultry Science
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Animal Science
University Park, PA

The Grassland as the Integrating Context to Teach STEM

Thelma Redick, Senior Director, Conservation Content and Partnerships
Wildlife Habitat Council
Silver Spring, MD

Proven Methods of Establishing Native Grasslands and Meadows

John Seymour, President
Roundstone Native Seed, LLC
Upton, KY

Enhanced Establishment and Sustainable Defoliation Management of Native Warm-season Grasses

Vitalis W. Temu, PhD
Agricultural Research Station
Virginia State University, VA

Native Meadows: Let’s Get Real

Larry Weaner, Founder & Principal
Larry Weaner Landscape Associates
Glenside, PA

The Croton Grassland: A Wild Tale of Weeds, Wildlife, Waste & Renewal

Jenna Webster, Designer
Larry Weaner Landscape Associates
Glenside, PA

30-years of Prairie Restoration – Lessons Learned

Daniel L. Zay, State Biologist
Michigan Natural Resources Conservation Service
East Lansing, MI

Restoration of Native Grasslands: “A Pearl of Great Price is Not Had for the Asking”

Daniel L. Zay, State Biologist
Michigan Natural Resources Conservation Service
East Lansing, MI

Grasslands for Optimizing Pollinator Habitat in the Agricultural Landscape: All Hands On Deck!

Daniel L. Zay, State Biologist
Michigan Natural Resources Conservation Service
East Lansing, MI

Viability of Prairie-base Filter Sock in the Eastern U.S.

Michael Zock, Technical Consultant
MKB Company
Saxonburg, PA

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

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