Coastal Prairie Partnership (CPP) and Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) are excited to announce the 2015 Southern Plains & Prairies conference (formerly the State of the Prairie conference).
This year’s conference will bring together the best minds in prairie conservation from throughout the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and beyond. These experts will provide practical methods to restore, conserve, manage, enjoy and educate about our valuable and vulnerable prairies. Our conference experience is designed for a broad audience: private landowners, natural resource professionals, governmental agencies, educators, landscape architects, naturalists, volunteers and others looking for real-world solutions. Each experience and presentation will be rated from novice to expert to assist our guests in choosing the learning experience which best suits their needs.
The Houston Zoo and prairies throughout Greater Houston will be our classroom at this year’s conference. Our presenters and experiences will focus on three key areas: techniques and theories of prairie restoration; the economics of prairie restoration, management, ecosystem services, and recreation; and creating connected, diverse prairie landscapes.