- October 28, 2017
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Please join us for a Spicewood Ranch Management Workshop on Saturday, October 28th.
Led by: David Mahler, Senior Ecologist and Vice President, Environmental Survey Consulting
Optional: Those who wish to stay longer can visit the Spicewood Ranch Herbarium at 1 pm for lunch to look at specimens of some interesting members of the local flora. Please bring your own lunch, snacks, and water. Schedule is subject to change.
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 almost 600 species found on the ranch will be available, but the emphasis of this field trip will be the management activities.
Please plan to arrive at the Narrows Recreation area no later than 9:45 am.
Venue Website: https://www.lcra.org/parks/Pages/narrows.aspx
Take Hwy 71 west to Spicewood. Turn right on Spur 191. Continue straight on County Road 410. When CR 410 turns sharply to the right, continue STRAIGHT on County Road 411 until you get to the Colorado River and the Narrows Recreation Area. We will meet in the parking lot and carpool to our destinations. https://goo.gl/maps/EEvtGAwT4HU2