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Today the tallgrass prairies of Texas are very rare. Less than 1% of the original 20 million acres of Texas’ beautiful tallgrass prairie remains and losses are still occurring to plowing, improper overgrazing, and development.
Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers and specially the attendees that made this year’s conference a success! It was such a wonderful treat to see all of us prairie professionals and enthusiasts together in the same place! We look forward to seeing you all at the next event!
As promised, we have uploaded all the videos taken of the conference presenters, and HERE they are!
Watch the whole playlist above, or click here to open the YouTube Chanel.
We are still in the process of collecting the accompanying slideshow presentations from the speakers. Click HERE to see what we have so far, and check back to find the rest in a few weeks.
Be sure to keep an eye out for the Conference Evaluation to hit your inbox in the next few weeks. We would love to hear your feedback on how we can make this the best conference it can be.
When: Sat, Dec 19, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location: Center for Environmental Research at Hornsby Bend
2210 F.M. 973, Austin 78725
Registration Fee: $15 due at the door (includes lunch)
Monarch Host Cities Partnership Project:
How grow and establish healthy milkweed colonies for monarchs
By Barbara Willy, Director of Monarch Gateway
Our Native Bee Pollinators:
How to protect and support our native bees, including providing bee boxes
By Michael Warriner, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Wildlife Diversity Program
Monarch & Pollinator Conservation:
How to include as part of a 1-d-1 Wildlife Management Exemption Plan
By Blake Hendon, Texas Parks & Wildlife, Wildlife Biololgist
A panel discussion on what this conservation tool is, and how it can preserve pollinator habitat
Melanie Pavlas: Pines & Prairies Land Trust, Executive Director
David Bezanson: The Nature Conservancy of Texas, Land Protection and Easement Manager
Pat Merkord: Native Prairies Association of Texas, Executive Director
We’ve got more monthly Monarch Workshops planned throughout the state. The following are scheduled with more details to come.
-Saturday, January 16 in Winedale
-Saturday, February 20 in Sugar Land
Remember us this Tuesday ...or any day. Your support helps us with our mission to conserve, restore and educate people about the value of our native grasslands. DONATE NOW!
Check out this colorful article featured in the Green Source DFW Newsletter written by our very own Amy Martin of the the Dallas area Blackland Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas.