Archive for June 2nd, 2011

TPW TV: Lone Star Land Stewards

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Texas Parks and Wildlife recognizes private landowners who demonstrate outstanding stewardship with the Lone Star Land Steward Awards. Meet these dedicated men and women in June on the Texas Parks and Wildlife TV series. Producer, Don Cash.

57—One of the award winners that we’re going to look at is the Duval County Ranch in the South Texas Plains. And this ranch has had over a hundred years of being heavily overgrazed.

My first management decision was to remove the cattle to let the ranch start healing and today we’re running over 2,000 head of cattle on it. We use them as tools to better the habitat.

We’re also going to have a look at the Mott Creek Ranch in the Rolling Plains and not only have they done a lot of work to restore the land, but they’ve got some archeological sites that they have school kids come in and help excavate.

Her allowing us to do this has been a great help to us. And these kids, when they go back to school, they talk about what they’ve done. And we’re kind of putting a message out there about landowners protecting their sites.

These are just a couple of examples of landowners doing the right thing by their land. And we’ve got a Lone Star Land Steward winner every week this month on the television show.

Thanks, Don

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