Archive for February 11th, 2009

Recreational Landowners: Know the Land

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Wildlife Restoration Program

The best time to get to know your land is when you first buy it.

Walk it; look at it carefully. Study it over the seasons. Really find out what makes it tick. And, that’s the first step – to really understand the land – and then understand the management that it takes to achieve the kind of goals you want for your recreation.

Linda Campbell directs the private lands program at Texas Parks and Wildlife that assists landowners to achieve their land management goals. She recommends getting started by visiting the workshop calendar – in the private lands section – on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

These are workshops and field days and things of that nature that occur all over the state. And so I would suggest landowners take a look at that.

Attending these events allows landowners to get to know other like-minded people in their region. The agency also offers free on site technical assistance in wildlife management planning.

And so, we look at the entire picture – all the habitats that are there, what can be done, what are the landowners goals, and then we help them develop a plan that will help them achieve that.

Tomorrow, forming wildlife management associations. [To view this link you must have Adobe Reader.]

That’s out show…with support from the Wildlife Restoration Program… providing funding for the Private Lands and Public Hunting Programs.

For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.