Published on June 16, 2023 • Last updated on June 27th, 2023
Our Coastal Prairie: Finding, Restoring and Managing Urban Prairie Remnants
Don Verser’s presentation will explore the history of our coastal prairie
and what happened to it. He will define what a remnant prairie is and how to find
them, and how to assess their quality and begin the restoration process. He
will present some examples of local urban remnants and talk about what is going
on at Deer Park Prairie and the management objectives there.
Don has been exploring and studying prairies both in Oklahoma and Texas for 40
years. In Oklahoma he studied the birds that nest in and use the tallgrass
prairie. He has learned to recognize many of our coastal prairie plants and the
invasive species that threaten native habitats. He is now very interested in
learning how to restore and manage the few remnants that remain. Recently he
has been leading the management of the Deer Park Prairie. Don is a retired
Chemical Engineer who worked for Phillips Petroleum and Chevron Phillips Chemical
for 37 years.
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