Wildlife appraisal practices workshop offered for property tax professionals

Writer: Kathleen Phillips, 979-845-2872, ka-phillips@tamu.edu

Contact: Peter McGuill, 979-845-4572,  pjmcguill@ag.tamu.edu

HUNT — A workshop to help property tax appraisers learn wildlife appraisal practices will be held from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Kerr Wildlife Management Area, 2625 Farm-to-Market Road, Hunt.

Registration, limited to 100 people, is $125 per person and can be completed at https://agriliferegister.tamu.edu/VGYI.

“Through classroom instruction and field learning, attendees will increase their knowledge of wildlife management plans and practices,” said Peter McGuill, program director for the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s V.G. Young Institute of County Government, College Station.

The program includes:

— Value of Open Space – Public Benefit of Private Working Lands, Brian Hays, associate director of the Texas A&M Natural Resources Institute, College Station.

— Legislative Intent of Proposition 11, Rick Parker, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, Austin.

— Appraiser’s Perspective on Wildlife Management, Gary Eldridge, Llano Central Appraisal District, Llano.

— Habitat Control, Rufus Stevens, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Kerrville.

— Erosion Control and Supplemental Water, Kyle Wright, U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, Temple.

— Supplemental Food and Shelter, Dr. John Tomecek, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist, San Angelo.

— Managing Populations, Predator Control and Census, Evan McCoy, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, San Antonio.

— Practical Application of Wildlife Appraisal Practices, in the field with the program’s speakers.

Property tax professionals will receive 6.5 hours of continuing education. Lodging information is available on the registration site.

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