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Texas Wildlife Association "Sighted In" Newsletter
Texas Wildlife Association

May, 2010

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May 12, 2010 

Conservation Legacy Volunteer Training Workshop offers great rewards

Texas Wildlife Association members, prospective volunteers, and community partners who enjoy teaching are invited to a Conservation Legacy Volunteer Training Workshop on May 21 in New Braunfels.

A nice turnout is expected, and it is not too late to register for the workshop.  The 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. workshop at the T Bar M Conference Center and Resort will feature the history of TWA, why TWA needs volunteers, why volunteer for TWA, how to promote membership and regional teams, programs overview, and the importance of communication and teamwork.  Attendees will receive a volunteer toolbox.

TWA knows the value of service of its army of volunteers is many times the recent national assessment of $20.85 per hour of volunteer service, and the efforts of TWA volunteers are greatly appreciated.

Workshop details and registration information are available. 

Wildlife Education Seminar details released 

"Land Stewardship and Hunting Ethics" and "Landowner Toolbox" are the topics of presentation and discussion at the two Wildlife Education Seminars on Saturday, June 26, at WildLife 2010, in San Antonio.

The seminars are scheduled from 8:35 - 11:15 a.m., and from 2 - 4:30 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa.  Click here for WildLife 2010 information and registration details.

Among the great speakers, the morning session of "Land Stewardship and Hunting Ethics" features a presentation and comments from Steve Mealey of the Boone & Crockett Club on "Fair Chase and the Birth of the Hunter Conservationist," and the afternoon session of "Landowner Toolbox" features the insights of Judon Fambrough of the Texas A&M Real Estate Center on "Eminent Domain and Condemnation Issues."

TWA Foundation Luncheon celebrates contributions of Women of the Land  

You're invited to a special TWA Foundation Luncheon, "Celebrating Women of the Land: Recognizing Women's Katharine Armstrong LoveRole in Conservation and Their Unique Capacity for Passing on a Love of the Land," on Friday, June 25, Noon - 1:30 p.m., at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, San Antonio. 

The luncheon is in conjunction with WildLife 2010, TWA's 25thWhitney Marion Anniversary Celebration. All are welcome as The Honorable Katharine Armstrong Love, Whitney Marion and other Texas women showcase the vital roles of women in nurturing a legacy of conservation for Texas and Texans. Click here for more details and ticket information. 

TWA in East Texas for next Life's Better Outside Experience 

The Texas Wildlife Association takes its displays and activities promoting wildlife, hunting, and outdoor recreation to Longview on June 5-6 for the year's fourth and final Life's Better Outside Experience.

TWA members and supporters wishing to help with the TWA effort in Longview (conducted as part of AlleyFest event) should contact Texas Youth Hunting Program executive director Jerry Warden via email or at (210) 930-2177.

Langford: Well-managed land is the greatest water supply device 

Texas Wildlife Association Vice President Emeritus David K. Langford of Comfort advises readers of the San Antonio Express-News that well-managed land is a great water supply-enhancement technique and that maintaining these management practices will create more water for Texans at a fraction of the financial and environmental costs of building new dams.

Langford is also a member of the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group.

Click here for the full Langford column that appeared in the May 7 edition of the San Antonio Express-News.

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Mark Your Calendar 

CL Volunteer Training Workshop
May 21, New Braunfels

L.A.N.D.S. Teacher Trainings
June 14-16, Lueders (North Texas)
August 2-4, Kingsville (South Texas)

Wildlife for Lunch Webinar Series
June 17, Feral Hogs - The Good, the
Bad, and t
he Ugly

WildLife 2010 - TWA's 25th Anniversary Celebration
June 25-26,
San Antonio

TBGA Sportsman's Celebrations
July 10, Fredericksburg (Reg. 4)
August 14, San Antonio (Reg. 8)
August 21, College Station (Regs 5,6,7)
September 18, Abilene (Regs 1,2,3)

TWA members honored as Lone Star Land Stewards 

Six Texas Wildlife Association members are being recognized with Lone Star Land Steward Awards in honor of their excellence in habitat managementLone Star Land Steward Awards and wildlife conservation on their private land.

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Lone Star Land Steward Awards program also seeks to publicize the best examples of sound natural resource management practices and promote long-term conservation of unique natural and cultural resources.

The Awards banquet is May 26 in Austin. TWA is a sponsor of the Lone Star Land Steward Awards program. 

TWA members being honored are:

Blackland Prairie - Quebe Farm, Brenham, Washington County; Charlotte von Rosenberg, Owner/Operator

Cross Timbers and Prairies - Rocosa Ridge Ranch, Meridian, Bosque County; Bruce Berg, Owner/Operator

Rolling Plains - Mott Creek Ranch, Matador, Motley County; Marisue Potts Powell, Owner/Operator

South Texas Plains - Duval County Ranch, Duval/Webb Counties; David Killam, Owner; David Kitner, Operator

Trans Pecos - Brite Ranch, Valentine, Presidio County; Jane Brite, White Trust, Owners/Operators

Corporation - Matador Ranch, Matador, Motley, Dickens, Cottle, Crosby and Floyd Counties; The Matador Cattle Company, Koch Companies Public Sector, LLC; Bob Kilmer, Operator

Click here for the TPWD news release profiling each award winner. 

TWA welcomes new members!
Jim Borchert, Plano
Apolonio Cadena, Laredo
Jon Gann, San Angelo
Barbara Hall, New Braunfels
Tony Hall Jr, Junction
Ron Hunter, Round Rock
Robert Hymel, McAllen
Steffen Hymel, Nags Head NC
Johnny McCowen, Austin
Charles Milby, Plano
Sheila Skaggs, Austin
Rodney Stephenson, Hempstead
Matt Taylor, Lufkin
John Walker, Canadian
Mary Woodruff, Bulverde
Margaret Peggy York, San Antonio
Avasa Acres, Round Rock
Suman Ranch, Spicewood
Texas Ranch Outfitters, Lometa
Larry Redmon, Bryan
Judy Hinnant Family, San Antonio
Ben Jordan, San Antonio
Jim Hubbard, Fort Worth
Michael Pacheco, Converse



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