Fayette Prairie Chapter

Welcome to the Fayette Prairie Chapter of the Native Prairies Association of Texas! We’re glad you’re here. We’d love to see you at one of our events — check our calendar for the latest info.

The Fayette Prairie region — click map to view larger.

The Fayette Prairie is a blackland prairie separated from the larger Blackland Prairie to the west by Post Oak Savanah.

As with other NPAT chapters, our goal is to develop a local program of education, field trips, outreach, and cooperative efforts in conservation and restoration.   


Fayette Prairie Journal

News, events and more.

Bird and Pollinator Workshop, La Grange TX 9-30-22
Bird and Pollinator Workshop
This all-day workshop brings together four experts to address habitat design for birds and pollinators. Birds and pollinating insects play ...
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Remnant little bluestem prairie
Prairie and Woodland Restoration Clinic
A prairie and woodland restoration workshop was held by the Fayette Prairie Chapter on October 29, 2021 at the Weimar ...
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Quebe Prairie field group
Quebe Prairie Field Trip
Under the expert guidance of Jason Singhurst, Tim Siegmund and Will Newman (all TPWD), a group of 31 of us ...
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Fayette Chapter eastern gamma harvest
Harvesting Local Ecotype Eastern Gamma Grass
Neal Cook, NPAT Fayette Prairie Chapter member, has been cultivating grasses from the Fayette Prairie for decades. Seeds and plants ...
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Presentations

A growing collection of chapter talks.

Advanced Monarch Biology and Conservation
Advanced Monarch Biology and Conservation, Emphasis on Grassland Management
Dr. Ray Moranz, Xerces Society (May 12, 2022) The magnificent Monarch Butterfly, the state insect of Texas, famous for its ...
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Grassland Bird Habitat in the Fayette Prairie
Grassland Bird Habitat in the Fayette Prairie
Grassland Bird Habitat in the Fayette Prairie, Will Newman (TPWD), March 8, 2022. Overview of habitat, biology, and ecological niches ...
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Small-scale Restoration Principles for Working Landowners
Small-scale Restoration Principles for Working Landowners, Doug Jobes (Texas A&M University-Kingsville), February 17, 2022. Prairie restorations come in all sizes, ...
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Soil Carbon in Natural and Restored Lands, Elizabeth Bach
Soil Carbon in Natural and Restored Lands
Soil Carbon in Natural and Restored Lands, Elizabeth Bach (Nature Conservancy, Illinois), November 11, 2021. Dr. Elizabeth Bach is a ...
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Ecological Resilience in Prairies
Ecological Resilience in Prairies
Ecological Resilience in Prairies, Chris Helzer (Nature Conservancy, Nebraska), September 16, 2021. What defines ecological resilience in prairies? Whether working ...
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Grazing the Prairie
Dr. Megan Clayton, Texas A&M University, "Grazing the Prairie," July 21, 2021. We know that migrating bison herds and fires ...
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The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit membership organization and land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands.  NPAT protects over 4,031 acres of native Texas Prairie, including over 1,340 acres of endangered/threatened tallgrass prairie. NPAT is a 501(c)(3) organization, and your membership and contributions are fully tax-deductible to the amount allowed by law.


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