The National Geographic Photo Ark project aims to inspire people to protect endangered species, including our golden-cheeked warblers, with striking photos. Learn more in this article: https://atxne.ws/2FVhibs
And read about the history of the history of the golden cheeked warbler, its endangered status, and the conflict surrounding that decision here: http://bit.ly/2poFyfE
Why didn't the dunes sagebrush lizard cross the road? It sounds like a setup to a bad joke, but it's actually a problem that our researchers have been investigating. When the lizards won't cross the road, it means that their habitat (and populations) become more fragmented.
A concise summary of this research can be found here: http://bit.ly/2Grnhpf
Coming soon--the Stewards of the Wild will be holding a meeting in College Station on March 22 to discuss setting up a chapter in that area. If you would like to participate in the founding of a new chapter, you can help by filling a position on the Advisory Council.
Check out the event page here: http://bit.ly/2HvAA7F
Courtesy of our friends at Bat Conservation International:
"Be it banana cream or fig-pecan, bats play an integral part in bringing our favorite pies to the table. Worldwide, over 500 species of flowers in at least 67 plant families rely on bats as their major or exclusive pollinators."
Pie is one of many excellent reasons to conserve bat species!
Time to register for the Fort Worth Quail Appreciation Day on March 29th! Read more about the event in this new article: http://bit.ly/2FNUGN4
And register online at http://bit.ly/2FLss5C at a discounted price.
Thanks to our friends at Texas Land Conservancy for their efforts to protect Golden-cheeked warbler habitat. http://bit.ly/2FL9GLL
This endangered species is a major focus for NRI as well--check here for more resources:
Texas Land Conservancy recently completed the permanent protection of 396 acres in the Hill Country! The newly protected Los Madrones Ranch is a beautiful lands...cape of limestone bluffs, open pastures, and diverse woodlands located in Travis County along Hamilton Pool Road. The ranch has been in the same family for the last 40 years and is home not only to the Murphy family, but also to seven pairs of the endangered Golden-cheeked warbler. Join us in celebrating this exciting conservation success! CLICK THE LINK TO READ MORE: https://texaslandconservancy.org/396-acres-protected-forev…/
Did you know March is Women’s History Month? Women have a long history working on and owning working lands. While men still make up the majority of landowners in Texas, the presence of women as primary operators and the number of acres they manage have increased since 1997. Texas’ female operators have increased by approximately 50% and the number of acres they manage by about 15% over the 15-year time period. Check out our latest demographics report to learn more http://bit.ly/2FsU5wR
NRI researchers have a long history working with the Florida Key Deer. Between loss of habitat, hurricanes and screwworm infestation, key deer have faced considerable challenges. Learn more about our part in eliminating the recent screwworm infestation at http://bit.ly/2FWEir8
Photos courtesy of Alison Lund
Do you know how freshwater mussels reproduce? Fish are important intermediaries in the process, as the larvae, called glochidia, latch onto their gills.
Thanks to Texas Parks and Wildlife for the image, and learn more about NRI's mussel research here: http://bit.ly/2IdMXGE
Two curious ring-tailed cats investigate a game camera. Although these guys are native to Texas, their secretive nature makes sightings uncommon. And don't let the name fool you--they're members of the raccoon family and not closely related to cats.
Have you been lucky enough to see a ringtail?
Are you a young professional who loves the outdoors and conservation? If so, the Stewards of the Wild program is the organization for you! A new chapter is being formed in the Bryan/College Station area and potential members are invited to an informational dinner hosted by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation at the Cavalry Court Hotel Thursday, March 22, 2018 from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM. For more event details, check out our link: http://bit.ly/2D7mM0D.
The March edition of Conservation Matters is out now! Read about Texas' first federally endangered mussel species and what it means for the future of freshwater mussel conservation. Save the date for several upcoming programs and learn more about the economics of hunting, urban growth in Texas, and a talented wildlife artist taking up her mentor's mantle.
Check it out here: http://bit.ly/2oRyW9z]