Archive for May 1st, 2012

TPW TV: Lone Star Land Stewards

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

This is Passport to Texas

The majority of Texas land is in private hands, which makes landowner’s key to its preservation. All this month the TPW TV series recognizes the efforts of those who won LSLS awards, including Blue Mountain Peak Ranch in the Texas Hill Country. Series Producer, Don Cash.

51—They’re taking this old land that’s been abused and misused, and taking it back to what it used to be.

To me, Blue Mountain Peak Ranch, represents almost a life’s dream. To be able to purchase this ranch, and to be able to do this eco-restoration is probably the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my entire life.

The other land steward is in Austin and Colorado counties. It’s called a Country Life Ranch. It’s about halfway between Austin and Houston. One of the things they did is they’ve planted trees on the property.

This is one of the tree varieties I’ve planted—this is a Mayhaw Tree. I’ve probably planted over fifteen hundred trees on this property.

The folks at A Country Life Ranch do what is called Habitours. This is when they bring in neighboring landowners; they show them what they have done on their ranch, and what works for them.

He’s a good teacher because he’s got the experience that he’s gained from being here on the land and doing it.

If you happen to miss the show, you can go to our YouTube site. All of our Lone Star Land Steward videos are there for you to see any time you’d like.

Thanks, Don.

The Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Program supports our series, and funds conservation projects in Texas.

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