Conservation Matters November 2012

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Marshall recognized at Texas Section Society for Range Management

Mike Marshall, extension assistant for the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR), recently won an award for best presentation by a young professional at the Texas Section Society for Range Management (SRM) conference in Fredericksburg, Texas, Oct. 2-6

His presentation, titled "Relationship between habitat quality and ESDs: a novel approach to managing endangered species," discussed recent happenings within IRNR's Fort Hood project regarding endangered species conservation.

Marshall's talk focused on using ecological sites as indicators of habitat quality, thinning of understory as a potential management tool for improving golden-cheeked warbler habitat, and the importance of "cross-pollinating" the fields of range science and wildlife research. He will also be presenting similar data at the national SRM conference in Oklahoma City in February 2013 as part of a workshop on ecological site descriptions.

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