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  • Wildlife Enhancement Workshop - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    it in the future or don t have it at all the techniques and management practices listed under the Tax Code for Wildlife Valuation all benefit your wildlife populations and diversity There are 7 categories of management listed under the tax code three of which are required for approval for the valuation status We will demonstrate practical and doable enhancements and additions including but not limited to feral hog trapping

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/schedule/wildlife-enhancement-workshop (2016-02-12)
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  • Fall Colors Hike - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    include a native grasses interpretive walk Walk and hike at your own pace Informational signs mark the locations of the unique and native species you will see Take pictures bring your families and enjoy a morning of vibrant colors seen in native grasses Big Tooth Maples Bald Cypress Oaks and many more Transportation will be available to take you from our designated parking area to our most brilliant sites of

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/schedule/fall-colors-hike (2016-02-12)
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  • Bat Emergence Viewings - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    summer Using infrared camera equipment from Boston University researchers documented more than 156 000 bats in May of 2011 June is the time when most of the mothers are giving birth By late summer the babies begin to fly with their mothers Ranch staff will be on hand to interpret the show and talk about the ecology and significance of the Mexican Free tailed bat Transportation will be on the

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/schedule/bat-emergence-viewings (2016-02-12)
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  • Tree Workshop - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    is easy to learn how to identify woody plants and to insure that you have information to take home you ll collect leaves in a notebook for future reference Diversity of trees and shrubs is important for the health of you land and your wildlife Selecting the best plants for soil and range site is important Some additional subjects we will cover What plants are good for wildlife food and

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/schedule/tree-workshop (2016-02-12)
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  • Family Day and Picnic - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    for our twelfth annual family day and picnic Sunday May 1 2016 from 10am to 5pm Picnic activities will include Ranch tours Zip lines for children Fishing lessons for children Silent auction Nature walks Fajita buffet 11 30 to 1 30 Fossil digs Dinosaur tracks Native plant sale Wildlife presentations Nature arts and crafts Proceeds go directly to children s educational programs Last year more than 2 000 school children

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/schedule/family-day-and-picnic (2016-02-12)
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  • NPR: Texas Rancher An Unlikely Environmentalist - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    and Picnic News Selah Dispatch Newsletter Announcements Press Video Library Blog Archive Contact Us Donate NPR Texas Rancher An Unlikely Environmentalist March 2 2010 By Wade Goodwynn Ranchers in central Texas aren t known for their fondness for government regulation or the Endangered Species Act But one rancher a former vacuum cleaner salesman turned fried chicken tycoon has become a champion of land stewardship and habitat restoration And it s

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/press/npr-texas-rancher-an-unlikely-environmentalist (2016-02-12)
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  • Austin American-Statesman: Ranchland In Recovery - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    News Selah Dispatch Newsletter Announcements Press Video Library Blog Archive Contact Us Donate Austin American Statesman Ranchland In Recovery June 7 2009 By Pamela LeBlanc Johnson City Standing on a hilltop on his Blanco County ranch J David Bamberger throws his arms into the air like a tent revival preacher Hallelujah he shouts to a group of visitors mainly Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees who are touring the property

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/press/austin-american-statesman-ranchland-in-recovery (2016-02-12)
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  • Grasses, Politics and Education - Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
    virtues of grass The hearing room was crowded standing room only The timing light came on and the buzzer rang The Chairman spoke through the microphone Mr Bamberger your time is up but I protested and continued By this time I had the grasses out and dirt was falling all over the table At this point the chairman interrupted my testimony Are we to understand Mr Bamberger that grasses are important for the conservation of water to which I replied You ve got it The crowded hearing room loved the performance and gave me a strong ovation The following day I had the opportunity to use the grasses again This was at the Thompson Conference Center on the UT campus where we were giving our conservation experience to a continuing education group for Seniors known as Quest 50 of the members had visited Selah a few weeks prior to this day The goal of the Quest Program is to provide those who participate with continuing intellectual growth in a campus environment The Thompson Center is one of my very favorite places to speak It is equipped with the very latest technology and young people there to help with its operations Another opportunity to use the grasses came up on March 29 2011 when Andy Sansom Executive Director of The River City Institute and Research Professor of Geography at Texas State University at San Marcos invited me to speak to his class which also included continuing education adults from the community Andy is one who really knows appreciates and teaches the value to society of grasses I shared the evening with Matt Peggy Winkler The Winklers have 1800 acres on the Pedernales upon which they have cleared much of the cedar and established good grass cover Actions like this stabilize river

    Original URL path: http://bambergerranch.org/blog-archive/grasses-politics-and-education (2016-02-12)
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