Dr. Dwayne Estes, Southeastern Grasslands Initiative

May 18, 2018

There is an active myth about our historic landscape:  The forest which our ancestors first witnessed was so prominent ,  that a squirrel could travel from the Atlantic to the Mississippi without its’ feet touching the ground.  Not so says Dwayne Estes.  And understanding the facts about the historic landscape and the role of grasslands of various types, should inform decisions and prioriities about Conservation today.

Austin Peay University Biology Professor, Dwane Estes, discusses the importance of grasslands in restoring and  maintaining biodiversity.  His new organization is assisting the Conservation community in advancing  this critical element.

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About Mark

Mark Thomas Fraley is a lawyer (now retired) in Nashville, Tennessee (USA). Prior to starting law practice in 1987, Mark was active in the field of Parks and Recreation. He was the first Parks and Recreation Director for the cities of Gatlinburg and Sevierville Tennessee. He was the founding program administrator for the Parks and Recreation Technical Advisory Service (PARTAS) and served as Assistant Commissioner of Conservation and Director or Parks and Recreation for the State of Tennessee.

University of Cincinnati, 1974, Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy)
Nashville School of Law, 1983, Doctor of Jurisprudence

License to Practice Law, Tennessee Supreme Court (1983) BPR# 10448
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Court for the Middle District of Tennessee (1987)
Admitted to Practice, U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, (1994)

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