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 of select bird species in the region.
- Comprehensive management for diversity, structure, and usable space.
- How much!? How limited acres and inputs can add up to meaningful habitat.
As the Farm Bill Coordinator, Will Newman is liaison for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department to the USDA. He facilitates conservation partnerships, provides training to agency staff, and delivers technical and policy guidance to inform the implementation of Farm Bill programs for wildlife management. He represents TPWD on state-wide and interstate policy advisory committees. Prior to his current role, Will was the Quail Forever Coordinating Wildlife Biologist for South Texas, a Farm Bill Biologist in Ohio, and conducted grassland ecology and quail research. Will earned Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Wildlife Management from Tarleton State University, and his Master’s degree in Ecology from The University of North Texas. He has co-authored research and technical publications on grassland bird behavior and habitat requirements, and habitat management through planned grazing. Will has provided wildlife habitat management and restoration technical guidance to hundreds of landowners through conservation planning and financial assistance programs, he brings this comprehensive experience and ground-level perspective to his current responsibilities.