The Western Navarro Bobwhite Recovery Initiative Spring Meeting and Field Tour June 30, 2017 9:30 am -3:00 pm Rush Creek Ranch Barry, TX
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The Western Navarro Bobwhite Recovery Initiative (WNBRI) will be hosting a wildlife and ranch management workshop at the Rush Creek Ranch on June 30, 2017. Please join us at this special event and learn how we all can help manage our lands to maximize habitat for grassland wildlife and provide sustainable ranching income. The focus of the meeting will be to update members on new projects and programs for members, and techniques for managing our lands for water, wildlife, and cattle. Registration is $20 per person (Workshop only or Registered Members), $40 per person (Seminar and 1 year WNBRI Membership) or $250 (Seminar and a WNBRI Lifetime Membership). If you attended the October workshop at the Wisdom Farm and paid the $40 fee then your membership is up to date and need only pay the $20 workshop fee. The workshop includes a catered lunch and 1 door prize ticket.
What does WNBRI Membership Offer?
1. Free technical assistance from TPWD Biologists and NRCS Range Specialists in developing wildlife and grazing management plans.
2. Free assistance from TPWD, NRCS and fellow members in conducting prescribed burns.
3. Low cost rental of their Truax Seed Drill, Great Plains Seed Drill or Brillion seeder for planting native grasses and forbs.
4. Low cost rental of their fully equipped Prescribed Burn Trailer.
5. Annual wildlife management seminars and field tour to help refine your knowledge of wildlife and habitat management techniques.
Additionally, now that the WNBRI is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization they will be seeking numerous grants, and/or donations to provide more equipment (i.e. seeders and burning equipment), materials (i.e. seed and herbicides), and habitat restoration incentive programs to its members for their habitat improvement projects.
The deadline for registration for this event is June 23, 2017.
To register, fill out the enclosed registration form and mail it to the address below along with the registration fee. Make checks payable to WNBRI
1175 FM 667
Purdon, TX 76679
For Information or to Register by phone call 903-879-2643
June 30th Meeting Location Map
Directions from Blooming Grove, TX: From HWY 22 in Blooming Grove, turn south onto State HWY 55 and go about 5 miles to the intersection with Hwy 744. Turn east on Hwy 744 and go approximately 2.5 miles to the entrance to the Rush Creek Ranch on the left.
Directions from Corsicana: From Hwy 22 in Corsicana, Take Hwy 744 east. Go east on Hwy 744 approximately 8.5 miles to the Rush Creek Ranch Entrance on the right.
Directions from Dawson: From the intersection of FM 642 and Hwy 31, take Hwy 31 east 7 miles to Hwy 55 North. Turn north on Hwy 55 and go approximately 5 mils to the intersection with Hwy 744. Turn east on Hwy 744 and go about 2.5 miles to the Rush Creek Ranch entrance on the left.
The ranch entrance will be flagged with pink and black stripped flagging.
If you have trouble locating the meeting location, call 903-879-2643.
WNBRI 2017 Spring Meeting
8:30 9:00 am: Registration donuts and coffee
9:00 10:45 am: Field Demonstration Tour of Rush Creek Ranch
11:00 11:45 am: Ecoregions of Texas
Larry LeBeau TPWD Wildlife Biologist
11:45 12:30 pm: Lunch and Door Prizes
12:30 1:00 pm 77 Ranch Bobwhite Translocation Pilot Project Update
Jay Whiteside TPWD Wildlife Biologist
1:00 1:30 pm: Mill Creek Ranch Patch Burn Grazing Project Overview and Update
Tim Siegmund - TPWD Wildlife Biologist
1:30 2:00 pm Team Exercise - Surprise!
*Dress appropriately for being in the field.
WNBRI 2016 Spring Meeting
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Registration (Check 1)
$250.00 Include WNBRI Lifetime Membership
$40.00 Include WNBRI 1 yr. Membership
$20.00 Non-member seminar Only
 If you paid your annual membership fee at the Fall Meeting your cost will be for the $20.00 Seminar Only
Cash or check only
Make checks payable to WNBRI.