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.