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Contact Information

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Wildlife Division
Private Lands and Habitat Program
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, TX 78744

hunt@tpwd.texas.gov

 

Landowner Workshops and Field Days

The Private Lands and Habitat Program encourages landowners to supplement their wildlife and habitat management skills and knowledge by participating in workshops and field days. General, specialized, beginner and advanced events are offered by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and our partners.

Workshops

Addressing Conflict with Deer in our Communities
An interactive & Engaging Workshop
Date: May 29, 2015
Location: Texas State University LBJ Student Center Ballroom
109 Student Center Drive. San Marcos, 78666
Registration ends May 8th. Official event flyermedia download(PDF 358.4 KB)

About: White-tailed deer are a valuable natural resource enjoyed by many across Texas. However, when deer numbers escalate and they become overabundant, deer can threaten wildlife and plant diversity and cause emotionally charged conflict within communities. There are very real economic, cultural, health, and ecological concerns. Texas communities regularly confront these issues. A workshop will be hosted on May 29th in San Marcos that allow attendees to learn from the experiences of others and hear from nationally recognized experts currently working with overabundant deer issues. Residents and Community leaders will learn practical solutions to address wildlife conflict in an engaging, interactive setting. The workshop is hosted by Texas Parks & Wildlife Department, Texas Wildlife Association, and Texas State University.

Presentations:
Do you have a problem? Do you really have a problem? Evaluating your situation and measuring success. Kevin Schwausch, Technical Guidance Biologist

Why Neighborhood Deer Thrive (Deer 101). Dr. Floyd Weckerly, Professor of Biology, Texas State University

Communication Strategies. Dr. Clark Adams, Professor of Wildlife Sciences, Texas A&M University

Building Consensus within a community

Community Highlight: Real World Examples of Community Management for Deer

More Information: See the list of presentations, speakers, and registration information at www.bit.ly/urbandeer.
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