Great Plains Grassland Summit: Challenges and Opportunities from North to South

Start Date: April 10, 2018
Location: Grand Hyatt, Denver, CO


Summit Objectives

The objectives of the 2018 Great Plains Grassland Summit are to have participants learn more about and contribute science needs, ideas, and plans for managing, conserving and restoring grasslands at landscape scales and across boundaries in the Great Plains. Managers, researchers, and practitioners from all regions of the Great Plains and beyond are encouraged to attend.

Invited plenary experts will establish the context for the Summit by identifying challenges and opportunities focused around six themes:

  • Working Lands
  • Native Species and Biodiversity
  • Invasive Species
  • Wildland and Prescribed Fire
  • Energy Development
  • Climate, Weather and Water

Subsequent thematic breakout sessions will allow workshop participants to contribute ideas, issues, needs and steps towards an action plan to conserve, manage and restore Great Plains grasslands. A poster session will allow participants to contribute information on their own projects. A Summit report will be produced, based in large measure on feedback received during the breakout sessions, and additional synthesis papers will be published.
Great Plains Grassland Summit Steering Committee Members 

Summit Presentations

Click here to view the Summit Agenda, Speaker Biosketches, and Speaker Abstracts.

Speaker Name
Augustine, David
Fuhlendorf, Sam
Ferebee, Brian
Finch, Deorah
Gaskin, John
Ojima, Dennis
Ott, Jackie
Tate, Ken

Summit Posters

Poster PDFs will be posted as they become available. Posters are listed alphabetically by lead author.