Schedule for GRN 2017 workshop at Konza


Konza Prairie Biological Station and Long Term Ecological Research Site

Manhattan, Kansas


July 11th


12:00 pm            The Grassland Restoration Network (Chris Helzer)

Konza Prairie Welcome Presentation (John Blair)


1:00 pm               Headquarters Area Tour (John Blair, Lydia Zeglin, and Sara Baer)

Hulbert plots

Belowground Plots

Rainfall Manipulation Plots

Irrigation Transects


3:00 pm               Refreshments and Discussion (led by Chris Helzer)


5:00-7:00 pm     Break or Konza Nature Trail (Jill Haukos and docent)


7:00 pm               Catered Dinner


8:00 pm               Keynote: Long-term effects of fire and grazing on tallgrass prairie (Jesse Nippert)


July 12th


8:00                      Meet at Konza Conference Center


Konza Watershed Tour

Est. 8:15-8:45                   Riparian woody vegetation removal (Walter Dodds)

Est. 9:00-9:30                   Patch-burn grazing (John Briggs and KC Olson)

Est. 9:45-10:15                 Watershed plot-studies (John Blair/Lydia Zeglin)

Est. 10:30-11:00                Shrub dynamics (Jesse Nippert)


11:30 pm            Catered Lunch


1:00 pm               Overview of Restoration Research (Sara Baer)


Est. 1:45-2:15                   Tour restoration experiments


2:30 pm               Refreshments and Departing Discussion (led by Bill Kleiman)


4:00 pm               End

About Grassland Restoration Network blog

Bill Kleiman publishes this blog. Bill's daytime job is manager of Nachusa Grasslands. We are looking for guest authors on various topics of grassland habitat restoration. Contact me with your ideas or drafts.
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