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We have an exciting opportunity to SAVE a vibrant PRAIRIE in North Texas!

The Paul Mathews Prairie is a 100-acre Blackland prairie remnant near Greenville (near Clymer Meadow). For the incredible price of $50,000, NPAT can become the owner of this unique prairie that is one of the best representations of gammagrass/switchgrass/indiangrass vertisolic prairie in Texas – with very deep gilgai.

Paul Mathews Prairie – Photo by Matt White

We believe this is the chance of a lifetime and one that we should not pass up. NPAT only has a limited time to raise the funds to save this beautiful prairie. You can help us purchase the Paul Mathews Prairie (and create an endowment fund for its stewardship and protection) by donating online at TexasPrairie.org or by mail to Native Prairies Association of Texas, 415 N. Guadalupe St. PMB 385, San Marcos, Texas 78666.

Read more about the Paul Mathews Prairie on Houston chapter of NPAT’s webpage.


MEET-UPS
(Visit our Calendar page for hikes, field trips, meet-ups & events)

Monday, October 9, 2017 from 6:30pm – 8pm
Presenter: Dan Caudle of Botanical Research Institute of TexasManaging Prairies and Savannas For Diversity With Grazing and Fire 
Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA (address/map below)

Taggart Ranch headfire. (Photo by Dan Caudle)

A variety of ecosystem drivers and natural disturbances were essential in the evolution of North American prairies and savannas. Those same drivers and disturbances are critical for the maintenance and enhancement of our native grasslands now and in the future. Many of these natural forces have been altered because of land use conversion, development, and other reasons.  Two of the most important factors in achieving biodiversity and maintaining healthy prairies and savannas are sustainable grazing and prescribed fire. When these two forces are used in combination and applied at the right time, in the right place, and in the right amount, they have a dramatically positive impact on these natural ecosystems.


Meet at Amon G. Carter, Jr. – Downtown YMCA at 512 Lamar Street,  Corner of 5th and Lamar Streets

Map:

PARKING:
Parking can be found in two lots: between 4th and 5th Ave., along Burnett or across from the building & between 3rd and 4th St., also along Burnett. Parking free with validation from the front desk. Parking in the street is free after 6pm.


America’s Grasslands Conference registration is NOW OPEN!  Find out about the field trips here. Program agenda will be posted soon.

The fourth biennial America’s Grasslands Conference brings together researchers, natural resource professionals, farmers and ranchers, policy experts, and conservationists to discuss relevant issues related to the conservation of North America’s grasslands.


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The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization & land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, & appreciation of native prairies, savannas, & other grasslands in Texas. NPAT protects over 3,850 acres of native Texas prairie, including over 100 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, & your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.


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Fort Worth Chapter of Native Prairies Association of Texas is a proud member of Teaming with Wildlife: True to Texas! Teaming with Wildlife is a coalition of businesses & organizations across the state that value wildlife & sound conservation practices. Find out more about this coalition at www.teamingtxwildlife.com

 

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