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America’s Grasslands Conference

Connecting producers, researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in the protection of our natural heritage

The Fourth Biennial America’s Grasslands Conference will be held at the downtown Hilton in Fort Worth, Texas, November 14-16, 2017.

The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands. The next conference will take place November 14-16, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.

We are very excited to announce a new partnership for this year with the Southern Plains and Prairies conference. While maintaining a national scope, this year’s conference will also include some regionally focused sessions. The conference is co-hosted by the National Wildlife Federation, Coastal Prairie Partnership, Native Prairies Association of Texas, and Texas A&M University.

America's Grasslands Conference 2017 Program is now available! The conference will begin with optional field trips for most of the day and an opening reception at 5:30pm on the 14th of November. Keynote, plenary talks, and breakout out sessions start at 8:00 am on the 15th and the conference schedule concludes at 4:30pm on the 16th of November. Please refer to the confrence program for further details.

Please contact Lekha Knuffman if you have any questions or if you would like to receive updates via email.


Registration for America's Grasslands Conference 2017 is open! Please register here.

Walk-in registrations will also be available on the 14th and 15th of November at the Hilton Fort Worth

For more information on the optional field trips, please click here.

Additional information for exhibitors is available here.

The Wildlife Society Professional Certification Program

The Wildlife Society will allow a maximum of 19 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in Category I of the Certified Wildlife Biologist Renewal/Professional Development Certificate Program for participation in the American Grassland's Conference 2017. This total of 19 CEUs includes the optional field trips (2.5 CEUs for the full day trips and 2 CEUs for the half day trip).


The conference will be held at the Hilton Fort Worth, Texas. Call (817) 870-2100 for any venue questions. At this time, the hotel is sold out of rooms in the NWF room block.


America’s Grasslands Conference thanks and welcomes your generous support. Sponsorship opportunities are available. To find out more about the benefits of sponsorship and how to become a sponsor, please refer to our sponsor packet for more information. If you are interested in being a sponsor of this exciting conference, or have any questions about sponsorship, please email Aviva Glaser. Vendor/Exhibitor opportunities are available, as well.

Other Sponsors

Texas Wildlife Association
North Central Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas
United States Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service

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