There will be a short-course on Cedar Biology and Management on Saturday, February 20, 2010, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Cibolo Nature Center near Boerne, Texas. There will be habitat and wildlife management presentation from local ranch owner Darwin Ressel, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist Rufus Stephens, and Hoyt Seidensticker with the KC Conservation District.
This habitat-based workshop presents methods, equipment and choices for cedar clearing recommended by the Forest Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife and the Cooperative Extension Service. On a ranch in western Comal County, they have cleared 3 demonstration areas for range improvement, forest ecology and wildlife conservation. Attendees will get to see cedar management in action and choose the best combination of methods for their land. Those attending the cedar management workshop should wear sturdy shoes because walking will be on uneven ground, but not strenuous.
The cost to Cibolo Nature Center members is $20 per person; non-members $25/person. Pre-registration is required so please call 830-249-4616. The class is limited to 30 people.