2010-01-14 / Community News

Land Stewardship Assistance in Houston Toad Habitat

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in partnership with Bastrop County, Environmental Defense, and others will host a workshop showcasing the various programs that would provide assistance for land management practices that would benefit the Houston toad for landowners in Austin, Bastrop, Burleson, Colorado, Lavaca, Lee, Leon, Milam and Robertson counties who live in potential Houston toad habitat. The morning will consist of a series of presentations that will cover the status of the Houston toad as well as introduce and explain a variety of cost-share programs available to landowners including who and what practices may qualify.

For example, some of the programs provide assistance only to agricultural producers, and others don’t require that a landowner be an agricultural producer. The afternoon will consist of a field trip to Houston toad habitat that is being actively managed. This workshop will take place at LCRA’s McKinney Roughs Nature Park (1884 State Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612, 1-800-776-5272 X8041) on Friday, January 15th from 8:30am to 4:00pm. The cost of the workshop is $5 and includes lunch and materials. Please RSVP by 5pm on Friday, January 8 by contacting Meredith Longoria with Texas Parks and Wildlife at 512-332-7280 or at meredith.longoria@tpwd.state.tx.us.

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