Miles and Miles of Texas

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Texas’ fifty wildlife management areas encompass more than three-quarters of a million acres of land. They serve as living laboratories for students and professionals to develop habitat management techniques…

And [then] demonstrate those to private landowners in the area, so that they can replicate those management techniques on their own land, and help accomplish conservation in Texas.

Dennis Gissell is the Wildlife Management Area facilities coordinator for Texas Parks and Wildlife. He says we have 10 ecological regions in the state that represent different vegetation, habitat and wildlife.

Our goal is to acquire at least one WMA in each of those ecological regions so that we can study, understand and demonstrate techniques for conservation and management in each of those ecological regions to the landowners that live in those areas. We have eight right now. We just acquired three new WMAs. And, those will help achieve our goal; and we’re getting very close.

As most Texas land is privately owned, landowners are a vital piece of the conservation puzzle. Learn about The Landowner Incentive Program on the Texas Parks and Wildlife website.

The Wildlife restoration program supports our series and helps to fund the management of Texas’ 50 Wildlife Management Areas.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

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