Regional Rare Plant Meetings
This summer we started hosting our first ever regional rare plant meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to get input from botanists, biologists, naturalists, etc. that have a familiarity with rare plant needs of their region and discuss more concrete steps on how to begin addressing those issues. We held the first meeting at the TDEC Field Office in Knoxville on Monday, August 7 and there were 20 people present from multiple state and federal agencies, organizations, universities. See the document below for a list of some of the priorities and projects we discussed.
The West TN rare plant meeting will be Wednesday September 13 at Pinecrest Camp. We will have a Middle TN rare plant meeting in late October/early November. We have not determined a date yet.