Prairie Seekers Toolbox Series

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Fall 2021 Prairie Seekers Toolbox

The Native Prairies Association of Texas is hosting a Prairie Seekers Toolbox field training on Saturday, September 24th at the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge (FWNC&R). The Prairie Seekers Toolbox is an educational series designed to build identification skills and ecological knowledge of prairies. Each event can be attended as a standalone, and participation in all events is not required.

In addition to plant identification, the focus of this training session will be the use of prescribed burning and the resulting fire effects. The FWNC&R has a history of using fire as a management tool dating back to the 1970s. The park’s natural resource manager, Daniel Price, will join us for the day to share detailed information about lessons learned at two different sites at the Refuge.

The Prairie Seekers Toolbox program is underwritten in part by a generous grant from Dr. Marsha Stephens. Lunch will be provided at no charge to participants.

Prairie Seekers is a citizen science program that trains volunteers how to assess prairie condition and helps NPAT identify conservation priorities. Registration is $35 for non-students and $20 for students. All proceeds support the new North Texas Outreach & Stewardship Program.

The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge is located at 9601 Fossil Ridge Road Fort Worth, TX 76135.

For more information contact Dr. Carly Aulicky at [email protected].