Southeastern Prairie Symposium
In 2012, the MDWFP in cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Wildlife Mississippi, and Mississippi State University hosted the Southeastern Prairie Symposium in Starkville, Mississippi. The symposium allowed southern prairie restoration researchers and practitioners to meet and share ideas. The symposium was attended by more than 120 natural resources professionals representing 14 states.
Attendees were brought to common ground on the topics of prairie remnants, conservation, and working grasslands while also listening to presentations about restoration and management of southeastern prairie grasslands including the Black Belt Region of Mississippi and Alabama, Jackson Prairie of central Mississippi, Cajun Prairie of southern Louisiana, Longleaf pine savannahs of the Gulf Coastal Plain, and the Barrens of Tennessee and Kentucky.