Conservation Matters July 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference set for Oct. 5-6 in Fredericksburg

Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference set for Oct. 5-6 in Fredericksburg

A conference devoted to helping women manage natural resources in the Edwards Plateau will be held Oct. 5-6 in Fredericksburg at the Inn on Barons Creek. The Women’s Natural Resource Management Conference is funded by the Ruth and Eskel Bennett Endowment, said Dr. Larry Redmon, co-chair and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Bennett Trust specialist.

“More and more women are becoming landowners through inheritance and other means, and we want to help these women be a success in the management of their natural resources,” he said.

Cost of the two-day conference is $75 and includes all meals, break refreshments and tour transportation costs. The women’s conference is an extension of the Bennett Trust Land Stewardship Conference, Redmon said.

Dr. Rick Machen, AgriLife Extension specialist, said the conference will include “the best and wisest, accomplished stewards, visionaries and legacy-leavers as educators for this conference. Those with a passion for natural resource stewardship and a love for the Texas Hill Country will want to be there.”

Speakers will include wildlife biologists, animal scientists, range scientists, estate attorneys and financial planners.

Planned discussions include a presentation on the history of Hill Country plants, animals and early people found in the region, and how the region has changed; estate planning; using wildlife for the 1-d-1 Open Space Lands tax valuation; and development of a wildlife management plan.

Visit bennetttrust.tamu.edu/events to register and view the event’s agenda. For more information, contact Redmon at l-redmon@tamu.edu or Machen at r-machen@tamu.edu. Read the complete AgriLife Today news release for more details.

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