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Next Chapter Meeting is Monday 23 March 2020

Reintroduction of Native Species of Wildlife at Mason Mountain Wildlife Management Area

The Hows and The Whys with Dr. Jim Gallagher

Reintroduction of native species are attempted for a variety of reasons but often because we need more information about the process.

Reintroduction efforts at Mason Mountain WMA have involved the collared peccary, the black-tailed prairie dog, and the Texas horned lizard.

We will discuss the reason for reintroducing each of these species, the methods used, and the outcome or status of each.

Jim Gallagher has worked at Mason Mountain WMA for more than seven years and spent ten years at the Chaparral Wildlife Management Area. In between he was an assistant professor and extension wildlife specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension. Jim has an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University.

More About Our Meetings

The monthly meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program is free and open to the public. Please join us in the Upper Guadalupe River Authority Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Drive in Kerrville. Members and guests have time to chat starting at 6:15 p.m. Monthly awards are presented at 6:45. Presentation begins at 7.



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Texas Master Naturalist, Hill Country Chapter is one of 50 regional Texas Master Naturalist volunteer corps. Members receive science-based training in natural resource management and share their knowledge to promote conservation and good stewardship in their communities. The Hill Country Chapter serves the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Our members are active in more than 80 volunteer service projects in Bandera, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Menard, Real, and San Saba counties. Our chapter is a 501(c)(3) organization.




Now in our eighteenth year of commitment to education, outreach, and service, we have trained 593 Texas Master Naturalist volunteers who contributed more than 390,000 service hours to their communities. A contribution to the Hill Country and the state of Texas valued at $9.2 million.




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