‘Women of the Land’ Workshop Offered March 24-25

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ALBANY, Texas — Landowners and other women interested in learning about land management, hunting basics and outdoor skills are invited to this year’s “Women of the Land,” workshop held at Stasney’s Cook Ranch in Albany, Texas, March 24-25.

The weekend seminar will offer a variety of classes to its participants, including: wildlife identification and management, deer and quail ecology, outdoor cooking, rifle and shotgun basics, ranch and wildlife management planning, and healthy streams and clean water management.

Saturday evening will feature an informal landowner panel called “Dessert, Coffee and Conservation,” focusing on stewardship and land management, with plenty of time allotted for questions.

“Talking with the actual landowners who are doing this work is always a highlight,” said Linda Campbell, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department private lands program director.

Another highlight of the workshop is the opportunity for mothers to bring their daughters along.

“The idea is to pass on the heritage of land stewardship,” said Campbell. “This is a good opportunity for interested teenagers who are helping their parents in the ranching business.”

Women age 14 and older are eligible to attend.

“Women of the Land 2007” is sponsored by the Texas Wildlife Association, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo, Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative and Stasney’s Cook Ranch.

The workshop’s registration deadline is March 1. Cost of the program is $150 for participants arriving on Saturday. Friday night lodging is available for an extra fee. For more information contact Linda Campbell at linda.campbell@tpwd.texas.gov or (512) 389-4395 or Helen Holdsworth at h_holdsworth@texas-wildlife.org or (210) 826-2904.

A“Women of the Land 2007” flyer can be found online through the Texas Wildlife Association Website. Other workshops of interest can be located on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Web site, and more information on Stasney’s Cook Ranch can also be found on the Web.

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