- Establishment of Native Warm Season Grass Communities on the Oak Ridge Reservation
- Restoration of White Oak Creek Watershed Riparian Buffer Zones
Native Grass and Wildflower Information
- On the University of Tennessee Herbarium website, you can explore the range of plant species found in Tennessee down to the county level. The herbarium houses nearly 600,000 specimens of vascular plants (ferns, cone-bearing, and flowering plants), bryophytes (mosses and liverworts), and fungi (including lichens).
- The Tennessee Invasive Plant Council is a great resource for information about native and non-native plant species in Tennessee.
- The Southeast Exotic Pest Plant Council is a great resource for information about native and non-native plant species in the southeastern United States.
- Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, a fellow national lab, is home to a model prairie restoration project. Over 1,200 acres have been restored since 1975 at this site outside Chicago.
Sources for Native Grasses and Wildflowers
- Native Gardens Nursery in Loudon County, Tennessee, has been growing and selling native plants since 1983. It is one of the partners in the ORR native grass communities restoration project.
- Buffalo Brand Seed sells native grass and forb seeds from its locations in Colorado, Missouri, and Kansas.
- Ernst Conservation Seeds is located in Pennsylvania and is a good source for wildflower seeds.
- Prairie Nursery is a source for native plant seeds and information about planting and maintaining native grasses and wildflowers.
- Nashville Natives Nursery specializes in Tennessee wildflowers and native plants.