Audubon Arkansas’s Native Agriculture to InVigorate Ecosystems (NATIVE) project is focused on training underserved farmers in the Grand Prairie and Mississippi Delta to grow local genotype native warm season grasses for seed production. This bird-friendly crop is critical to the restoration of tallgrass prairie habitat in the Grand Prairie region. Jon will talk about the project’s successes and challenges, as well as how this project will help birds on a landscape-scale in eastern Arkansas. For the past three years Jon Young has worked one-on-one with grass seed producers, providing reliable technical assistance in the field. His other duties as Field Projects Coordinator for Audubon Arkansas include biological monitoring, reforestation, invasive species control, and maintenance of the Little Rock Audubon Center and its nearly 500 acres.
Location: Fletcher Library. Time: 7 PM.