Texas Wildlife Association, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are hosting the South Texas Wildlife Conference. The event is scheduled for September 28-30, 2011 in Victoria, Texas, at the Spring Creek Place Event Center. The habitat management conference will focus on energy development and the future of wildlife habitat in South Texas. Much of the increase in the costs of Texas land for sale is because of landowner interest in recreation and wildlife habitat management, but there are also some other factors that many Texas landowners are finding out about, namely energy and mineral values from exploration companies.
The South Texas Wildlife Conference offers a rare opportunity to hear from a wide range of practitioners, land managers, policy makers, wildlife biologists, and wildlife researchers, about the future of energy development in the region and what it means for landowners. Habitat management sessions will inform landowners and other attendants about the latest studies concerning water, invasive grasses, habitat restoration strategies and general wildlife management techniques, as well as updates on issues that impact the precious natural resources found in this region. Wildlife conference topics include those with the greatest projected impacts: oil and gas, wind energy and uranium.
The habitat portion of the conference will also discuss all-important surface use agreements. These are the agreements landowners develop between energy and mining companies that can essentially serve as a short-term and long-term management plan for the surface/habitat found on the property between a landowner and an energy company. Habitat restoration strategies will address invasive grasses, prescribed burning, water issues, wildlife habitat fragmentation as well as coastal prairie and wetland management topics. For more information, visit this site to find out more about the South Texas Wildlife Conference. If energy companies from the oil and gas or mining industries are knocking on your door then I would not miss this one!