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REGISTER ONLINE TODAY LIMITED AVAILABILITY Blackland NPAT Chapter’s 2nd Annual Texas Prairies Tour! RISE & SHINE - Saturday - 7am to…

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Native Plant Sales throughout Texas will continue thru Sunday, May 7 NOW is the time to plant native plants in your yard or garden or…

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HNPAT’s Monthly Meeting (*location) Wednesday, From 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The Secret Life of Prairies HNPAT welcomes Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M Assistant Professor…

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Prairie Facts

Don Kirchoff

San Antonio

Don Kirchoff grew up on a Blackland family farm in Wilson County, TX where he and four siblings learned wildlife conservation techniques and values.  As Mr. Kirchoff was nearing retirement age from his corporate careers, he and his siblings inherited the family farm from their parents.  Each of them had chosen careers outside farming.  So they resolved to learn and implement steps resulting in restoring the family farm, as much as possible, to its original, native prairie conditions.  Their methodical efforts are on-going.

He earned his BS in Mathematics from Texas Lutheran University, his MS in Physics from the University of Texas – Denton, and did his post graduate work in Physics at the University of Illinois.

His corporate career included 16 years in technical and management positions in the oil & gas industry with Schlumberger, four years providing environmental services for International Technology Corporation, followed by17 years as a small business owner.

Mr. Kirchoff is a very dedicated volunteer and works with his family members and NPAT, USFWS, TPWD and NCRS to convert their family farm to a wildlife prairie. Those collaborative efforts are assisted at times by volunteers from Boy & Girl Scouts, 4-H Clubs, and other local volunteer groups. 

He also enjoys travel, photography, fishing, and hiking.