Houston Chapter Seed Cleaning & Packing Pizza Party

The Coastal Prairie Conservancy & the Houston-Native Prairies Association of Texas are hosting their annual Seed Cleaning & Packing Pizza Party at the January 25 HNPAT monthly meeting. Learn how to clean wild collected prairie plant seeds for growing out. Come eat (pizza is back this year!), make new friends and reconnect Read more…

Adaptative Grazing Management for Prairie

Zoom Meeting The NPAT Fayette Prairie Chapter is delighted to host Matt Machacek, USDA-NRCS, for a presentation on adaptative grazing management for prairies. We are all too familiar with over-grazed grasslands. Our disturbance-based prairies, however, co-evolved with grazing mammals and fire. Grazing is beneficial to prairies if done correctly, and grazing Read more…

Event Series Dowell Ranch Volunteer Day

Dowell Ranch Volunteer Day

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, Texas, United States

Join us for volunteer projects on NPAT's Dowell Ranch Preserve. We will be working on various restoration projects for prairies, woodlands and wetlands. We will be conducting wildlife and plant surveys during the year as well. Work and learn! For more information and to RSVP, contact Kirsti Harms.

Prairie to Prairie: Native Plant Propagation for Restoration

Houston Audubon’s Natives Nursery straddles the line between a small retail operation and an in-house source for supplying our own restoration projects. Maintaining the “Real Deal” mission is paramount while we strive to ensure a diverse and continuous source of native grasses, forbs, shrubs, and trees for ourselves, partners, and Read more…

Event Series Dowell Ranch Volunteer Day

Dowell Ranch Volunteer Day

Dowell Ranch Preserve 301 West FM 1626, Manchaca, Texas, United States

Join us for volunteer projects on NPAT's Dowell Ranch Preserve. We will be working on various restoration projects for prairies, woodlands and wetlands. We will be conducting wildlife and plant surveys during the year as well. Work and learn! For more information and to RSVP, contact Kirsti Harms.

Prairie Restoration in City Parks: Process, Challenges, and Success.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has five prairie restoration projects in city parks, with more to come in the future! In this presentation, Cassidy Kempf will share the process, challenges, and success stories of these projects. Each prairie has unique characteristics such as size, past land use, and site Read more…