2016 Green Lands Blue Waters Conference

 

Native grassland biomass and the wildlife conservation community: partners in market- based approaches to resource conservation. This breakout session focused on native herbaceous perennial biomass (NHPB) as feedstock for bioenergy with an emphasis on water quality and wildlife conservation benefits. We explored NHPB production systems and spotlight examples of commercial NHPB projects designed for improving water quality, achieving multiple wildlife conservation goals, and enriching farm financial and ecological functioning. Progress in biomass market development was demonstrated. Participants were invited to ask questions and widely discuss existing and untapped synergies between agricultural production f NHPB and opportunities for substantive improvement in resource conservation at multiple scales. An anticipated outcome was this session is commitment to longer-term dialogue on partnerships in continuous living cover.

Perennial Biomass

 

 

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On- Farm Production of Native Grasses for Forage, Bioenergy, and Sediment and Nutrient Loss Reduction


Steve John,
Agricultural Watershed Institute
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Commercial Scale Bioenergy in Northern MO Using Native Perennial Polyculture


Connor Woods,
Roeslein Alternative Energy
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Save the Habitat, Save the Hunt


Chris Eder,
National Wild Turkey Federation
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Support for Biomass Production


Chris Eder, National Wild Turkey Federation; And Gwen White,
Science Coordinator Eastern Tallgrass Prairie and Big Rivers Landscape Conservation Cooperative, US Fish and Wildlife Service
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