Texas Hill Country Chapter Master Naturalist June 22, 2015 Speaker: Jessica Alderson, Urban Biologist Texas Parks and Wildlife Topic: Wildlife Conservation Issues in Texas: What does the Future Hold? Texas is blessed
Texas Hill Country Chapter Master Naturalist June 22, 2015
Speaker: Jessica Alderson, Urban Biologist Texas Parks and Wildlife
Topic: Wildlife Conservation Issues in Texas: What does the Future Hold?
Texas is blessed with a vast array of habitats and species. In fact, when one compares all of the states, Texas is frequently in the top three. Texas boasts 213 species of reptiles and amphibians, 635 species of birds, 174 species of mammals, an estimated 5,200 species of plants and an estimated 30,000 species of invertebrates. However, complex and daunting issues like emerging diseases, climate change, urbanization, insufficient land use planning, emerging energy production industries, declining conservation funding, etc. are putting intense pressures on our state’s wildlife populations. But the conservation community has faced seemingly insurmountable challenges and acted with conviction in the past. The conservation community rose to the challenge in the 1930s and again in the 1970s. With dedication, we can rise to the challenge again and secure a solid future for wildlife of our great state.
Bio: Jessica Alderson received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in wildlife and fisheries sciences from Texas A&M University. In 2008, Jessica began working as an Urban Biologist for Texas Parks and Wildlife in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. In 2012 she transferred to the Urban Office in San Antonio. As an Urban Biologist Jessica performs professional planning, management, research and public outreach associated with wildlife, habitat and natural resource management specific to the San Antonio area.
The monthly meeting of the Master Naturalist is free and open to the public. Meetings are held at the Upper Guadalupe River Authority’s lecture hall, located at 125 Lehmann Dr. in Kerrville. Socializing begins at 6:30pm, with the program starting at 7:00. For questions regarding this presentation, please contact our program coordinator, Paul Person (210)-275-4522.
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