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Dallas land-management workshop teaches wildlife habitat preservation, July 27

Proper caretaking of your land can attract wildlife, like deer and quail.
Proper caretaking of your land can attract wildlife, like deer and quail.Pat Pape

Nature-loving landowners who want to preserve or rehabilitate a wildlife habitat on their own property are invited to attend the land management workshop presented by the Texas Parks & Wildlife and AgriLife Extension Service from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, July 27, at the Texas AgriLife Research and Extension Urban Solutions Center, 17360 Coit Road in Dallas. The cost is $50 and includes lunch.

Topics include maintaining a habitat suitable for wildlife, pond management and aquatic weed control, drought management and wildlife tax valuation, which can reduce taxes.

Dr. Dale Rollins, a wildlife specialist and quail expert at the AgriLife Extension & Research facility in San Angelo will share his knowledge of wildlife habitat management. He is the founder of the Rolling Plains Quail Research Ranch in Roby. Billy Higginbotham, professor and wildlife and fisheries specialist at the AgriLife Research & Extension Center at Overton, will explain proper pond management and weed control. David Sierra of the East Texas Ecological Education Center in Tyler will cover techniques for prescribed burning. Michael Brooks of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will explain drought management and erosion, and Brett Johnson of Texas Parks & Wildlife will speak on the Wildlife Tax Valuation for landowners. The event is coordinated by the North Texas Master Naturalist Chapter. For more information or to register, go to www.ntmn.org/landownerwkshp or by call 214-904-3050.

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