SUN-B06: Native Meadows and Grasslands: From Vision to Reality

American Society of Landscape Architects


Sunday, November 8, 2015
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. CST

CM | 1.50

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Native meadow and grassland restorations are increasingly popular yet often misunderstood, with failures frequently resulting from inadequate planning. Using case studies from projects throughout the U.S., this session explores exciting new economic, environmental, and social applications for these dynamic landscapes and ways to design, install, and manage them successfully. Learning Objectives - Become familiar with how local geology, soils, flora, fauna, hydrology, climate, and cultural factors have shaped North American grassland systems. - Gain insight into how native meadow/grassland restoration is being used to develop new paradigms in agriculture, ecological restoration, and sustainable community development. - Learn how to design and specify a native meadow/grassland using seed and live plants. - Understand how to manage and guide native meadows/grasslands at all stages of their evolution.