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ALL PRAIRIE ENTHUSIASTS!  REGISTER & ATTEND OUR FREE “Wildlife and Grasslands Restoration Workshop” Lunch will be provided. All are welcome for all or a…

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Our Blog includes the Report filed by Leigh Ann Ellis.

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The Fort Worth NPAT Chapter Saturday, 1pm to 6pm!Enjoy the fall afternoon touring the beautiful

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Prairie Facts

Pat Merkord

Executive Director

Pat Merkord served the Board of Directors of the Native Prairies Association of Texas as Secretary and President prior to moving into her current role, Executive Director. 

She owns a consulting business, Bluestem Environmental Consultants. Her previous business endeavors included wildlife management plans, wildlife and endangered species surveys, plant surveys and watershed evaluations. 

A retired high school biology/chemistry teacher, Ms. Merkord earned her master’s degree in Biology with a specialty in Wildlife.  She is especially interested in prairie conservation and restoration in Texas and is an an active member of the Maddin Prairie Committee, Maddin Prairie Preserve, in Mitchell County, Texas. 

Pat and her husband, Glenn, have been active birders for many years and enjoy restoring their “urban acre” in Conroe with native plants.