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This Month’s Meeting >> Monday 26 November
Volunteer Opportunities in Wildlife Management presented by Jeff Forman from TPWD Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area.
Raised in West Texas where his dad instilled in him a lifelong love of wildlife, Jeff Forman is a thirteen-year Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife technician who lives and works on a 5300-acre wildlife management area.
Jeff says, “It seems that all year long I have the privilege of working with birds, everything from trapping turkeys to checking nest boxes or telling someone about the bluebird family behind my house. I never tire of watching them. My wife and I live on the management area, together we have three kids and five grandchildren, so far only one of them has an interest in birds…”
Jeff will describe ongoing projects and future project plans at Mason Mountain, relay interesting facts about the Black-capped Vireo, and recount “confessions of a member of the worst birding team”.
Meetings are held in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive near downtown Kerrville. Join us at 6:15 p.m. to chat with members and guests, chapter business at 6:45, speaker begins at 7.
Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter is one of 48 regional Texas Master Naturalist volunteer corps. Our chapter serves Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties. Members receive comprehensive training in natural resource management specific to the Texas Hill Country and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities. Our chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Now in our sixteenth year of commitment to education, outreach, and service, we have trained 525 Master Naturalist volunteers who contributed more than 320,000 service hours to their communities. A contribution to the state of Texas valued at $7, 400,000.
Want to join a group of friendly folks who love nature and the Texas Hill Country? Explore our site for details, then email questions to our Membership Director. We look forward to hearing from you!
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