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:
•Native Species and Biodiversity
•Wildland and Prescribed Fire
•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