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Lesser Prairie Chicken Initiative

Overview

The Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) and the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) are working together in an effort with agricultural producers to accelerate the development of conservation plans and adoption of conservation practices in the Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) range. The Lesser Prairie Chicken is a grassland-nesting bird found in mixed grass, sand sage, and shinnery oak prairies of western Kansas, southeast Colorado, northwest Oklahoma, the northeastern Texas Panhandle, and the southwestern Texas South Plains, and eastern New Mexico. Due to the loss of native prairie, as well as, fragmented and degraded habitat, the Lesser Prairie Chicken has been listed as Threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Contact

Mel Davis: mdavis [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov

Wesley Gibson: wgibson [at] tsswcb [dot] texas [dot] gov

Darren Richardson: darren [dot] richardson [at] tx [dot] usda [dot] gov

Mickey Black: mlb2342 [at] gmail [dot] com

"Protecting and Enhancing Natural Resources since 1939."

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