Tools and Resources for Habitat Management
Here are some helpful tools and resources we have found that provide more information on habitat protection and restoration of lesser prairie chicken populations
Southern Great Plains Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool
The Southern Great Plains Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (SGP CHAT) is a spatial model put together to designate and prioritize areas for Lesser prairie-chicken (LEPC) conservation activities and industry development
WAFWA's Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT)
The Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool (CHAT) was developed to bring greater certainty and predictability to planning efforts by establishing a common starting point for discussing the intersection of development and wildlife.
Invaders of Texas
Invaders of Texas Program is an innovative campaign whereby volunteer citizen scientists are trained to detect the arrival and dispersal of invasive species in their own local areas.
Grasslands Beneficial Management Practices Tool
Commission for Environmental Cooperation tool with 100 beneficial management practices identified through a meta-analysis of publications, reports, and documents regarding grassland stewardship from ranchers, ranching associations, conservation organizations, government programs and academic institutions published between 1993 and 2013.
Eco alerts by region - Texas
Invasive species are causing economic and environmental damage throughout Texas. Click on your ecoregion to find out about the threats in your area.
NRCS' Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative
See how ranchers have worked with the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to bring back the Lesser Prairie Chicken while improving their land for livestock.
The NRCS episode on the Lesser Prairie Chicken.
Learn how the Working Lands for Wildlife partnership provides landowners with voluntary incentive programs to help keep working lands in production while providing beneficial habitat for wildlife.
This calculator provides a simple and prompt means of analyzing your grazing program as your work your way through the grazing season. It will make management decisions much easier and give you confidence that you are on track with your grazing plan.
Texas Plant Protection Assn
For the past 24 years, the non-profit professional Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA) has sponsored educational conferences for those involved in production agriculture.
U.S Drought Portal
Drought is one of the most costly natural disasters affecting the U.S. The National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) was established in 2006 (NIDIS Act) to help begin to move society from a reactive response to drought to a proactive stance.