HLSR Ranching and Wildlife Expo

When: March 8, 2017
Where: Houston, TX
Hosted By: TWA and HLSR
Who: All are welcome!

Part of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (the Rodeo), the Ranching & Wildlife Expo enhances educational programs that promote the conservation and co-existence of ranching and wildlife habitats. Expo attendance includes a targeted audience that is involved in hunting, fishing, camping and natural resource management, but anyone is welcome, and encouraged, to attend.  Located on the second floor of NRG Center, on the east end, the Ranching & Wildlife Expo includes various wildlife and ranching exhibits and seminars.

The Educational seminars will take place in NRG Arena on Tuesday, March 7, and NRG Center the rest of the time.  All seminars are offered free of charge for Rodeo attendees and, for the first time this year, The Rodeo is offering FREE PARKING AND ADMISSION PASSES FOR THOSE THAT PRE-REGISTER.  All you need to do is fill out the registration form and select which days you will be attending.  A pass will be mailed to you for each day you plan to attend.   

A special auction will take place on Friday March 10 and includes hunting and fishing trips, as well as outdoor trip opportunities, firearms and much more.   All proceeds go to youth, education, and research. 

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Scheduled Agenda for Wednesday, March 8, 2017

12:00 p.m.Blue Ribbon Panel and a New Opportunity for Funding - HR 5650 – Rob Denkhaus, Teaming with Wildlife: True to Texas

12:30 p.m.Posting Observations, Documenting Plants and Exploring Data on iNaturalist – Sam Kieschnick, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

1:00 p.m.Snakes of Texas – Kelly Norrid, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

1:30 p.m. Coastal Prairies – Cassidy Johnson, PhD, Coastal Prairie Partnership

2:00 p.m.Texas Coastal Watershed: Green Infrastructure for Texas – Marissa Sipocz, Texas Coastal Watershed Program

2:30 p.m.Texas’ Coastal Conservation Legacy : The Power of Recreational Anglers - Patrick Murray, Coastal Conservation Association

3:15 p.m.Wild Game Preparation: Sausage Making - Praseks Hiljie Smokehouse, El Campo, TX


Online registration is now closed.  Please contact Clint Faas for more information:

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