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South Texas Wildlife Management

South Texas Vegetation

A Field Guide to Common South Texas Shrubs

south texas shrub book Since the mid-nineteenth century, the South Texas Plains region has gradually been transformed from a predominantly grassland savannah interspersed with limited woody vegetation into a dense shrub-covered landscape. Twentieth-century attempts at eradicating the shrubs have been costly and generally unsuccessful. During the last century, however, attitudes about this supposed scourge of the landscape have changed with increasing knowledge of these plants and their relationship to the ecosystem. Today, the shrubs are viewed as representing an increasingly important resource for landowners, land managers, conservationist and sportsmen and women. This handy field guide provides a comprehensive reference on the most common species found within the South Texas Plains, and includes information on their value to livestock, wildlife, and humans. This field guide is available at retail bookstores.