During a discussion of the importance of native plants for wildlife, Clint
and Chris mentioned that ragweed is both high in protein and a favored food of deer.
Chris Wolkonowski, Area Resource Biologist with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service and Clint Borum, Private Lands Biologist with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency were on hand to discuss the planning and initial implementation of a conservation plan they developed for the 100 acre site.
Chris and Clint
discussed how they developed the conservation plan in conjunction with the landowner, taking into consideration the landowner's objective for the property, which was to develop it into a showcase for wildlife habitat management practices.
TWRA Biologist Clint Borum discusses foodplot strategies in front of the foodplot demonstration area.
and Chris recommended several books for those who are interested in learning more about native plants, invasive plants, and foodplots.