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Prairie Facts

Kirchoff Family Farm

Location: Wilson County
Region: Blackland Prairie and South Texas Brush Country
Size: 200 acres
Ownership: Owned by Kirchoff Family Farm, LLC with a conservation easement held by NPAT

Site Description


Kirchoff Family Farm features three geologic formations—Leona Formation, Wellborn Formation, and Cadell Formation— and five soil mapping units—Coy clay loam, Buchel clay, Saspamco fine sandy loam, and Loire and Divot soils. The property supports reestablished grasslands in the fields that were previously utilized for agriculture then reseeded as well as a dense, woody plant community commonly found in South Texas. 

Native prairie habitat has been restored on the blackland prairie of the Kirchoff Family Farm.  Two natural riparian areas exhibit Tamaulipan floodplain habitat containing few invasive species.

Habitats are being preserved for butterflies, neotrpotical songbirds, grasslandbirds, and Sprague’s Pipet which has been identified on the property and is a candidate for endangered species.

This easement provides public access to the restored farm and its natural communities. The Kirchoff Family’s “Farm to Native Prairie” philosophy is a working example of how native prairie will become invaluable as more landowners become interested in restoring their native prairies.

Click here for The Kirchoff Family Farm Updates

Plant Lists

2012_Vegetation_List_Kirchoff_Family_Farm_.pdf

Other Lists

BIRD CHECKLISTS:
2012_Bird_Checklist_Kirchoff_Family_Farm.pdf
2016_Bird_Survey_Kirchoff.pdf

BUTTERFLIES & MOTHS CHECKLISTS:
2012_Butterflies_Moths_List_Kirchoff_Family_Farm_.pdf
2016_Butterfly_List_Kirchoff_Family_Farm.pdf

VERTEBRATE SPECIES LISTS:
2012_General_Vertebrate_Species_Kirchoff_Family_Farm.pdf
2016_Vertebrate_Species_Kirchoff.pdf

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