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In the News: Austin Peay biology professors, SGI help with landscape restoration at Soak Creek Farm

Soak Creek

Drs. Catherine Haase and Evan Rehm, both with the Department of Biology at Austin Peay State University, joined the Southeastern Grasslands Institute in partnering with TennGreen Land Conservancy in the landscape restoration at Soak Creek Farm.  

Several Austin Peay biology students – many now graduates – also helped with the project, which included widespread surveys of the farm’s flora and fauna. 

The students are Sarah Krueger (’22), Aurelia Christy (’22), Summer Long (’22), Gabriella LeFevre, Joe Endris and Claudia Shaver. Much of their work happened in 2021 and 2022. 

The research includes camera traps that have recorded a black bear, a rare spotted skunk and other mammals. The research also identified bat sounds and recorded three federally endangered bat species.  

To read TennGreen Land Conservancy’s full report about the work, visit the Soak Creek Farm webpage. 

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