Tallgrass Prairie Center


2019 North American Prairie Conference (NAPC)

Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 8:00am to Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 5:00pm
University of Houston - Clear Lake, 2700 Bay Area Blvd, Houston, TX 77058-1002

The North American Prairie Conference (NAPC) is America's oldest and most celebrated native grassland conference. It has been held every other year from 1968. The 2019 conference will be the 25th (silver) event and will be the second time that this conference will be held in Texas.

Healthy Prairies, Healthy Watersheds

Water is life. Nowhere is this more true than on our prairies. Prairie wetlands nourish colorful plants, serve as amphibian nurseries, provide feeding grounds for shorebirds, and quench thirst for countless upland prairies species. They also help staunch floodwaters and purify drinking water. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s damage to Houston and coastal Texas, prairies (and their associated wetlands) are in the spotlight for the many benefits they provide. The 2019 North American Prairie Conference will spotlight how prairies can help to create healthy watersheds for people and wildlife. 

The 2019 North American Prairie Conference will draw some of the brightest minds in prairie conservation, restoration, education, and communications from Texas, the Southeast, and the Midwest.