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Texas GLCI participates in annual meeting 

Texas GLCI participates in annual meeting

Story by Beverly Moseley

The Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) participated in this year�s 47th Annual Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting held in San Antonio.

Upwards of 500 people attended the annual meeting. Ryan Walser, GLCI grazing lands specialist and Jose De La Luz Martinez, rangeland management specialist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), staffed a GLCI booth during the meeting. Walser said the booth provided an excellent opportunity to visit with college undergraduates and graduates, as well as professionals in wildlife sciences about GLCI in Texas.

The four day meeting included a riparian workshop and chemical immobilization workshop, a plant identification contest, Quizbowl contest, along with educational sessions. Overall, there were 12 exhibitors at the meeting, 90 presentations spread over 10 sessions and 30 posters presented by professors, graduate students and undergraduates.

�Most wildlife professionals understand that proper grazing management benefits wildlife, but that is not always the case with some of the graduate and undergraduate students,� Walser said. �They may have a biased opinion because of a lack of knowledge or what they have seen driving down the road and it is important for us to talk with these people when they are young and give them the facts.�

The Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) participated in this year�s 47th Annual Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting held in San Antonio. Mark Moseley, NRCS ecological site inventory specialist in San Antonio, placed first in the event�s plant identification category for veterans.
The Texas Grazing Lands Conservation Initiative (GLCI) participated in this year�s 47th Annual Texas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Meeting held in San Antonio. Mark Moseley, NRCS ecological site inventory specialist in San Antonio, placed first in the event�s plant identification category for veterans.