NFWF Grant Profile

Conservation Program(s):
America the Beautiful Challenge
Project Title: Status Assessment and Conservation Planning for Cumberland Plateau Grasslands (AL, GA, KY, TN)
Austin Peay State University
Project ID:

Develop a science-based status assessment and comprehensive conservation plan for the grasslands, savannas, and other open ecosystems of the Cumberland Plateau of Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. By working collaboratively with stakeholders, the project will produce a set of prioritized representation targets, a final recommended reserve network design for Cumberland Plateau open ecosystems, and a conservation vision that will focus ongoing restoration and protection work.

Award Amount:
The proposed project will conduct a status assessment and write a conservation plan for portions of Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama on/along the Cumberland Plateau, in EPA Level III Ecoregion 68: Southwestern Appalachians.