FWS and Partners Restore Private Land

Aransas and Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuges - 2003

Firefighters from these refuges provided technical assistance and support to complete two prescribed burns on which the Sarco Creek Ranch, as part of the Coastal Prairie Conservation Initiative benefits and preserve wildlife and its habitat in this critical region of the state.

"The cooperative effort demonstrated between The Nature Conservancy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife, Grazing Land Conservation Initiative, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Sam Houston RC&D, and private landowners is truly remarkable and should be a model for the state and the nation," wrote owner of Sarco Creek Ranch Milton S. Greeson, in a letter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Regional Director for the Southwest Region.

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