AgriLife Extension offers Wildlife, Range Workshop on July 16 in Del Rio

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu
Contact: Sam Silvers, office, 830-683-4310, cell 830-234-7021, gssilvers@ag.tamu.edu
Miles Gibbs, 830-774-7591, megibbs@ag.tamu.edu

DEL RIO – The Texas AgriLife Extension Service offices in Edwards and Val Verde counties will conduct a Wildlife, Range Workshop from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. July 16 at the Dink Wardlaw Ag Complex in Del Rio.

Four and a half Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units will be offered for those with a valid private applicators license – 2.5 general and 2 integrated pest management.

“With brush control being important to both livestock producers and wildlife managers, this program is sure to be highly educational for all types of landowners,” said Sam Silvers, AgriLife Extension agent in Edwards County.

The workshop’s featured speakers will be Dr. Alyson McDonald, AgriLife Extension range specialist at Fort Stockton, Dr. Dale Rollins, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist at San Angelo and Tommy Haegelin with the Chaparrosa Ranch at Brackettville.

McDonald will discuss issues pertaining to Brush Sculpting, brush control impact on water cycles and identifying key woody plant species. Rollins will address the basics of Brush Sculpting and the tools of the brush sculpter, and Haegelin will speak on rangeland improvement practices he has conducted.

Individual registration is $10 payable at the door and includes a catered lunch.

RSVP by July 10 by contacting Silvers at 830-683-4310 or, 830-234-7021 or gssilvers@ag.tamu.edu; or Miles Gibbs at 830-774-7591 or megibbs@ag.tamu.edu .

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