Wildfire and drought have certainly taken a toll on a large part of Texas over the last 12 months. How a land manager manages the habitat and wildlife on their property in response to these natural disasters will have many effects on the land for years to come.
The Texas Deer Study Group will convene in Stephenville, April 19-20, to look at how plants, wildlife and people are responding to wildfires and the drought in the Cross Timbers region. The seminar and ranch tour are open to the public. The seminars will take place on Thursday, April 19, at the Graham St. Church of Christ Family Center (375 N. Graham St.) from 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (registration opens at 7 a.m.). A social hour will be held at the Holiday Inn Express that evening. There will be a ranch tour on Friday, north of Stephenville. Registration is $75 (before April 12) and includes all refreshments, lunch on Thursday, social hour, the tour, and handouts.
Click here for a Texas Deer Study Group registration form.
Among the topics to be discussed: Long-term Perspectives on Fire & Drought in the Cross Timbers, Plant & Soil Response to Wildfire & Drought, Effects of Fire on Woody Structures, Deer Response Following Wildfires, Financial Impacts of Fire from a Hunting Perspective, and a panel discussion on the Range Implications of Drought & Wildfire.
Speakers represent Texas AgriLife Extension, Texas Parks & Wildlife, USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service, and private industry. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Stephenville.
Please call 254-965-8899, and reference the Texas Deer Study Group to make the reservation. Rooms and rates will be honored until March 28. A king room is $98, and a queen double room is $107.
This land management educational event is being organized by the Texas Wildlife Association, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Parks & Wildlife, and the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service. Proceeds will benefit various educational efforts related to habitat and wildlife management.
For more information, contact Helen Holdsworth at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 210-826-2904.