Turkey and riparian habitat will be the timely topic of discussion for the fall program of the South Llano Watershed Alliance. The program will be presented on Thursday, November 19th at 6:30 pm in the dining hall of the Texas Tech Center in Junction.
Sky Lewey, Resource Protection and Education Director with the Nueces River Authority will begin the evening by discussing the Nueces Riparian Landowners Network and the River Authority field guide, ‘Your Remarkable Riparian’. The field guide notes that healthy riparian areas, or those areas located on the banks of a stream, “present a unique opportunity to enhance stream flow, water quality, groundwater recharge and wildlife and fish habitat.”
Dr. Megan Brazil, with the Llano River Field Station in Junction, will explain how management practices in these riparian areas impact turkey habitat. Her husband, Kyle Brazil, with the Audubon Texas Quail and Grassland Program, will follow with a description of the quail cooperative program and illustrate how it might be adapted to quail, turkey and other wildlife management efforts in riparian areas.
Jayson May, interpreter for the South Llano State Park, will conclude the program discussing the riparian management practices at the park and how they pertain to maintaining habitat for turkey and other wildlife.
For more information on the program and a link to the Nueces River Authority field guide ‘Your Remarkable Riparian,’ visit the South Llano Watershed Alliance website at southllano.org.
The South Llano Watershed Alliance is an organization of landowners and interested stakeholders whose mission is to preserve and enhance the South Llano River and adjoining watersheds by encouraging land and water stewardship through collaboration, education, and community participation.