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2011 State of the Prairie Conference - Information - Sept 26 Update

2011 State of the Prairie Conference - Information - Sept 26 Update

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3
rd
ANNUAL
The GardenClub of Houston
 
State
ofTHE
PrairieCOFEENCE
NOV. 18-19, 2011HOUSTON,TEXAS
3
rd
ANNUAL
Workshops, lectures, andfield experiences forranchers, restorationists,educators, andindividuals working tobuild prairies forwildlife, cattle,ecotourism, and urbanand suburban
 environments
.
GENEROUSLYSPONSORED BY
BUILDINGPRAIRIES:
FROM YOURBACKYARD TO THEBACK 40
Bluestem EnvironmentalConsultants
GenerousIndividualSupporters
CO-HOSTED BY
 
PARTICIPATING INSTITUTIONS
Dear Prairie Supporter:Each year
State of the Prairie
brings together the sharpest minds in prairieconservation from throughout the Gulf Coast and Midwest to spark livelyconversations and provide practical methods to restore, conserve, andeducate about our valuable, vulnerable coastal prairies. We seek to engageand inspire a diverse audience of private landowners, natural resourceprofessionals, governmental agencies, educators, landscape architects,naturalists, volunteers, and others looking for real-world solutions.There has been a recent surge of interest in building prairies to boostbiodiversity, augment cattle production and ecotourism, connect us with ourheritage, and provide pockets of nature in an increasingly urbanized world.This year’s presentations, field experiences, and our new
Coastal Prairie101
teacher workshop
will speak to these needs.We invite you to join us at this year’s
State of the Prairie
Conference.Together we can protect and rebuild prairies for wildlife, for ourselves, andfor our children.Sincerely,Jaime GonzálezPresident, Coastal Prairie Partnership
 
Day 1 - Houston Zoo - Brown Education Center
November 18, 2011 from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PMCost | $50 General Admission or $20 Students
Registration fee includes lunch and light breakfast
 The first day of the State of the Prairie Conference will be held at the Brown Education Center at theHouston Zoo.Presentations will focus on prairie restoration, protection, and biodiversity (see information below).
FRIDAY NOV. 18MORNING SESSIONSALL EARLY SESSIONS IN HOUSTON ZOO
ʼ
S BROWN EDUCATION CENTER AUDITORIUM
PRAIRIE CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION PRESENTATIONS
8:15 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration | Light Breakfast Available9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Opening Remarks
Introductory remarks and acknowledgments9:15 AM - 10:00 AM
Building Prairies for Wildlife: A Survey of Wildlife/Prairie Connections
Speaker: Doug Ladd, Director of Conservation Science, Nature Conservancy of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri10:05 AM - 10:50 AM
Prairies as Multi-use Landscapes
Speaker: Bill Wilson, Co-owner, Sabine Ranch, South Jefferson County, Texas10:55 AM - 11:45 AM
360
o
Expert Panel
Invited experts and audience will field questions gathered prior to conference and during first two talks11:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Awards Ceremony
Prairie Builder and Texas and Louisiana Volunteer of the Year Awards12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
LUNCHVideos to be shown in Brown Auditorium during lunch
Last Stand of the Coastal Prairie by Texas Parks & Wildlife Attwater 
ʼ   
s Prairie Chicken by Houston Zoo 
Photo by Steve Upperman

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