Date: 7/2/17 3:32 pm
From: Carol Joan Patterson <0000003a0ccbe138-dmarc-request...>
Subject: NWAAS July meeting: Dan Scheiman talks about the NATIVE project - restoring our prairies
The Northwest Arkansas AudubonSociety July meeting will be on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at the Hobbs State ParkVisitor Center at 2 pm.  Dan Scheiman will give the followingpresentation: "TheNATIVE Project: Growing the future of Arkansas’s prairies".    Audubon Arkansas’s  Native  Agriculture  to  InVigorate Ecosystems (NATIVE)  project  is  focused  on training  underserved  farmers in  to  grow local  genotype  native  warm  season grasses andwildflowers for seed production. This bird-friendly crop is critical to therestoration of tallgrass prairie habitat in Arkansas’s fourprairie regions.  Dan will talk about the project’ssuccesses and challenges, as well as how this project will help birds on alandscape-scale.Dr.Dan Scheiman is Bird Conservation Director for Audubon Arkansas, a state officeof the National Audubon Society.  Dan has a B.S. from Cornell University,M.S. from Eastern Illinois University, and Ph.D. from Purdue University. He and his staff monitor birds and other wildlife, restore wildlife habitat,and help Arkansans improve their local environments.  He has been birdingfor over 25 years.  In the 12 years he has lived in Arkansas he has seen360 of the 418 bird species documented in the state.Free and open to public
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