Monday, June 11, 2018 from 6:30pm – 8:00pm
5301 Campus Drive in Fort Worth
Tarrant County College – South Campus in the Center of Excellence for Energy Technology (LEED certified building with wind turbine) SETC Fusion and Parking- map
Research Associate, BRIT
Native Grassland Restoration, Remediation, and Management
Our presenter for June is Dan Caudle, a retired NRCS Rangeland Management Specialist, who is now a Research Associate at BRIT and an independent consultant. Dan is currently working on six native grassland restoration, remediation, and long-term management projects. Drawing upon expertise from his long career with NRCS, Dan is advising on projects ranging in size from 6 acres to 15,000 acres; located in the Fort Worth Prairie, West Cross Timbers, Post Oak Savanna, and Edwards Plateau regions of Texas and the Gulf Coast Prairie and Longleaf Pine Savanna regions of Louisiana. In his presentation, he will describe and discuss the north Texas projects and the Blue Mountain Peak Ranch restoration.
* Blue Mountain Peak Ranch is the recipient of two awards: • Lone Star Land Steward Award 2011 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MjjnG0MDDI • Leopold Conservation Award 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plx18bHO-rc&feature=youtu.be
Presenter Bio “Dan Caudle is a native West Texan with a special interest in the native grasslands of the plains and prairies and the ecological drivers, natural disturbances, and plant community dynamics that are essential to their existence. He retired in 2006 after a 40-year career as a Rangeland Management Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service with extensive work experience throughout Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Caudle serves as an instructor for two natural resource management training courses conducted annually by the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore, Oklahoma as well as serving as a director and instructor for the week-long Youth Range Workshop sponsored annually by the Society for Range Management in Junction, Texas. He is currently working with landowners and organizations in Texas and Louisiana on landscape scale projects related to restoration, remediation, and long-term management of native grasslands.” – BRIT website
MADDIN PRAIRIE PRESERVE NEEDS YOUR HELP
Maddin Prairie Work Days
NPAT will be conducting herbicide treatments of mesquite and Johnsongrass around May 26. We are looking for volunteers to help staff. Hotel and meals will be provided. Contact Phillip Quast for more information at email@example.com
Maddin Prairie Breeding Bird Survey
Where: Maddin Prairie Preserve near Colorado City
When: Saturday and Sunday May 26 and 27 from dawn to dusk.
We’ll be conducting bird surveys and making other nature observations on the preserve this weekend. All levels of experience are welcome. Please contact Kirsti Harms at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Passage of H.R. 4647 would direct a portion of existing royalties from energy and mineral production on federal lands and waters to the Wildlife Conservation and Restoration Program. State wildlife agencies will distribute the money to projects for habitat restoration, scientific research, protecting land, establishing conservation easements, and other initiatives listed in the state’s Wildlife Action Plan to conserve Species of Greatest Conservation Need.”