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17 STWC: Agenda

17 STWC: Agenda


Water in South Texas

9:10 – 9:40AM      Water Development In Arid Landscapes
                               David Kitner, Manager, Killam Ranch Properties, Ltd

9:40 – 10:10AM    Groundwater Resources and Protection as it Relates to Brine (Saltwater) Disposal
                               John Byrum, Executive Director, Nueces River Authority 

Habitat

10:10 – 10:40AM   Invasive Grass Management: Fighting the Good Fight
                               Dr. Megan Clayton, Associate Professor and Extension Range Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

BREAK (10 min)

10:50 – 11:20AM   Where Are We Headed with Brush Management?
                               Bob Lyons, Professor and Extension Range Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

11:20 – 11:50AM   The Future is Birdy
                               Dr. Maureen Frank, Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M University

LUNCH BREAK (1 hr)

Wildlife Disease

1:00- 1:15PM         Wildlife Diseases: Old and New
                                Dr. Terry Hensley, Assistant Agency Director for Diagnostic Services, Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

1:15 – 1:30PM       Chronic Wasting Disease
                               Mitch Lockwood, Big Game Program Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

1:30 – 1:45PM       The Role of Native and Exotic Wildlife in the Bovine Babesiosis System
                               Tammi Johnson, Assistant Professor of Wildlife Disease Ecology, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

1:45 – 2:00PM       Nilgai, White-Tailed Deer, and Cattle Fever Ticks
                               Jeremy Baumgardt, Assistant Professor of Research, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

BREAK (15 min)

Wildlife

2:15 – 2:45PM       Evaluating Sustainable Harvest Prescriptions for Northern Bobwhites in South Texas
                               Abe Woodard, Doctoral Candidate, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute

2:45 – 3:15PM       Pros and Cons of Supplemental Feeding in South Texas
                               Whitney Gann, PhD, Project Leader, Chaparral WMA, Texas Parks and Wildlife

3:15 – 3:45PM       Feral Hog Eradication Efforts on Gus Engeling WMA
                               Kyle Hand, Natural Resource Specialist, Big Lake Bottom WMA, Texas Parks and Wildlife

CLOSING OF CONFERENCE

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