North American Prairie Conference: June 2-5 at UH Clear Lake

Exciting news: 25th biennial North American Prairie Conference (NAPC), America’s oldest and most celebrated native grassland gathering, is coming to Texas for only the second time since the conference was founded in 1968 and for the first time in 30 years. This year’s conference whose theme is “Healthy Prairies, Healthy Watershed will be held at University of Houston – Clear Lake, June 2-5, 2019.

The conference is already bringing in some of the biggest names in prairie conservation, including Carol Davit (TEDx talk) from the Missouri Prairie Foundation, Drs. Dwayne Estes and Reed Noss of the Southeastern Grassland Initiative, Dr. Chris Helzer (Prairie Ecologist blog) from The Nature Conservancy, and local expert Dr. John Jacobs.  The conference aims to bring together ecologists, conservationists, landowners, artists, volunteers – prairie experts and enthusiasts of all backgrounds – from across the nation to learn about the conservation and restoration of North America’s legacy landscape. Also included are field trips to the diverse Texas Coastal Prairie region.

Registration has already started at the website, NorthAmericanPrairie.org.

Please help us in getting the word out about the conference. Click on the image above to download the social media card and click on this link for the press release which includes the agenda. We would appreciate, if you could circulate both to your family, friends, members and colleagues and include in your organization’s newsletter, social media sites, and on your calendar.

Want to make a difference and become a conference sponsor? Please go to https://www.northamericanprairie.org/sponsor to view levels and benefits. Should you have any questions, please contact Lan.shen@txgcmn.org. The Coastal Prairie Partnership, fiscal agent of the conference, as well as the other three co-presenters are 501(c)3 non-profit organizations.

If your organization would like to have an information booth at the conference, please go to this page to register for the booth: www.northamericanprairie.org/register. Please note, registering for an exhibitor booth does not entitle exhibitors to conference attendance.

The call for proposals is on-going. All interested participants are encouraged to respond. For more details, click here. The review process for abstracts has begun, and the last day of submissions has been extended to April 22, 2019.

The 2019 North American Prairie Conference is co-sponsored by the Katy Prairie Conservancy, the Coastal Prairie Partnership, The Native Prairies Association of Texas, the Nature Conservancy, and the Environmental Institute of Houston at the University of Houston Clear Lake.

We hope to see you at the conference in June!

 

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