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McFaddin Beach Makeover


3 miles of shoreline just got a makeover at the McFaddin National Wildlife Refuge. Hurricanes destroyed the dunes along the upper Texas coast, leaving fragile marsh habitat unprotected. Take a look at the restoration efforts:

Amazing Amphibians | Whiteboard


Amphibians are a unique type of creature that lives both in water and on land. Learn about their special skills that help them live this double life. Learn more about amphibians: https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/keep-texas-wild/amazing-amphibians/ Find more classroom resources and other education information: http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/

2017 Lone Star Land Steward: Harris Ranch


When John Sewell took over management of the Harris Ranch in Uvalde and McKinney counties 20 years ago, it was difficult to find a Rio Grande Wild Turkey. The 17,000 acres had been severely overgrazed to the point that grass was minimal and forbes for deer were all but gone. Today, turkey and deer hunting are the primary source of income for the ranch along with honey bees helping to pollinate plant species and create more ground cover. Not to mention that honey makes a pretty good gift.

2017 Leopold Conservation Award: Dixon Water Foundation - Texas Parks & Wildlife [Official]


The Dixon Water Foundation promotes healthy watersheds through sustainable land management, to ensure that present and future generations of Texans have the water resources they need. The Dixon Water Foundation believes carefully managed livestock grazing can be a tool for creating healthy land, healthy watersheds, and healthy living for all. Given in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold, the prestigious award is conferred each year by Sand County Foundation, a nonprofit organization devoted to private land conservation, in partnership with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Lone Star Land Steward Awards program. Since the program’s inception 21 years ago, over 200 landowners have been honored for conserving more than 3 million acres of fish and wildlife habitat. In Texas, the Leopold Conservation Award Program is sponsored by the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation, DuPont Pioneer and The Mosaic Company. For more information: http://tpwd.texas.gov/landwater/land/private/lone_star_land_steward/

Wondrous Wetlands | Whiteboard


Wetlands are an in-between place where water settles. Learn about the benefits of wetlands and about threats to their survival. Learn more about wetlands: https://tpwd.texas.gov/education/resources/keep-texas-wild/wondrous-wetlands/wondrous-wetlands Find more classroom resources and other education information: http://tpwd.texas.gov/education/