In the News

HNPAT Chapter Welcomes Jim Blackburn! Wednesday from 6:30-8:30pm HNPAT Monthly Chapter meets at Cherie Flores Garden Pavillion at Hermann…

Read more of this >>

2018 Texas Land Conservation Conference Wednesday thru Friday Location: Hilton - Austin Airport Hotel…

Read more of this >>

REGISTER ONLINE NOW!NPAT members; current & future Chapter Leaders!Learn about chapter-formation & more!

Read more of this >>

Prairie Facts

Jason Singhurst

Austin

Jason Singhurst grew up in the southern Flint Hills of southeast Kansas where he explored the flora and fauna of tallgrass prairies as a youth through his collegiate years.

Jason Singhurst is a Botanist/Plant Ecologist at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. He coordinated a 95-county tallgrass prairie mapping project in Texas with a partnership with NPAT.  As a result of this mapping project partnership, Jason joined the NPAT board and has assisted with the Property, Acquisition, and Management (‘PAM’) Team. He has served as a board member for more than 7 years.

Mr. Singhurst received a B.S. and M.S. from Stephen F. Austin State University.  He has conducted field research on rare plant communities and rare plants across Texas. His expertise includes natural areas inventory and vegetation ecology. 

Jason has served as a botanist/ecologist in Texas for the past 20 years for Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.  He has described five plant species new to science that are endemic (restricted) to Texas.  In 2008 he co-authored a book on Rare Plants of Texas. He has an extensive knowledge of the flora of Tallgrass Prairies. Recently (2015) he developed an Identification of Milkweeds Field Guide in support of the Texas Milkweeds and Monarchs iNaturalist mapping project. He has published over 100 scientific publications on the flora and ecology of Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, and Oklahoma.

Jason loves spending time with his wife and two daughters camping, hiking, fly fishing, kayaking, and coaching soccer.