Protecting the Legacy of the Edwards Plateau

06:19AM Apr 15, 2014
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Edwards Plateau ranchland program offered April 23-25 in Kerrville, Texas.
By: Kay Ledbetter, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

"Protecting the Legacy of the Edwards Plateau" on April 23-25 in Kerrville, Texas, will offer education to landowners and include Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units, according to program planners.

The three-day event, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Bennett Trust Land Stewardship, will be at the Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway, Kerrville. Registration is $95 for all three days.

Registration can be completed at or by going to, where a complete program agenda is available.

The Texas Department of Agriculture will be offering private pesticide applicators five continuing education units – two general and three integrated pest management, said Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage and Bennett Extension specialist in College Station. The credits will be offered for programming on the first and third day.

The first day of discussions will cover recognition and management of encroaching woody species, native tree health and care, water as wealth, managing competition between wild and domestic herbivores, and estate planning and elder law.

On the second day, participants will take one of three tours: natural resource stewardship; sustainable vineyards, orchards and gardens in Fredericksburg and Gillespie County; or wildlife management and the hunting industry on the Edwards Plateau.

The final day will focus on wildfire and how to protect against it and use it for good, Redmon said.