- November 19, 2016
3:00 am - 6:00 am
Please join us for a Spicewood Ranch Management Field Trip
Led by: David Mahler, Lead Ecologist and Vice President, Environmental Survey Consulting
9 AM-Noon, Optional: break at noon for lunch (bring your own) followed by further exploration
The 1200 acre Spicewood Ranch is approximately 30 miles west of Austin between Spicewood, Texas and the Colorado River. Environmental Survey Consulting has been conducting active restoration on the ranch since 1988. We will explore areas of management successes in our prairies, live oak woodlands and savannas, cedar breaks, riparian areas, and post oak savannas. Our restoration theories and practices will be discussed with an emphasis on what we have learned about restoration of the grasses in the heavily overgrazed areas and the more difficult tasks of restoring the forbs and woody species depleted by decades of browsing by deer and goats. A species list of 350 species found on the ranch will be available, but the emphasis of this field trip will be the management activities.
Venue Phone: Lost? Call 512-909-4630Address:
Spicewood Ranch From Austin – Take highway 71 to Spicewood, Texas. Turn right at Spur 191 (at the corner with an Exxon station and Opies BBQ). Turn right on spur 191. Continue straight through the intersection with CR 404 on CR 410 . At the intersection of CR 410/Eagle Bluff Rd. go straight on County Road 411. Turn left at the third gate on the left. After passing the gate, take the first left on the road that curves to the classroom. Google maps use 452 McInniss Lane, Spicewood TX 78669 https://goo.gl/maps/v42V3ccuL8u