Prairie Seekers – Prairie Assessment & Mapping Program
Prairie Seekers is a new prairie assessment & mapping program developed by the Fort Worth & Houston chapters of NPAT. Volunteers & landowners can assess prairies via the datasheet & survey method. The data collected will be prioritized & the information will be passed along to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department for their Texas Natural Diversity database – which tracks non-game species across the state. This information can later be used to identify future conservation funding opportunities.
Prairie Seekers Field Training
Saturday, March 11 from 9:30am – 3:00pm
RSVP by 2/24/17. Limit 30 participants. Questions? Contact Michelle Villafranca at 817/392-7423 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Prairie Seekers is a prairie assessment & mapping program developed by Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT). The Fort Worth chapter is hosting a field training which covers topics including: prairie plant ID, soils, succession (‘reading the land’), data sheet, & veg survey techniques.
After training, Prairie Seekers volunteers conduct surveys & data will be contributed to the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Biodiversity database. This information is used to identify future prairie conservation opportunities across the state. Hours are approved for Cross Timbers Master Naturalist Advanced Training. The field training is free with RSVP. Hosted by NPAT, Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
(Updates & details will be provided to those who RSVP)