Natural Resource Tourism with Wildlife” will be next up in the 2021 Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management monthly webinar series. The webinar is at noon Sept. 2.

A group of birders outdoors holding binoculars surrounded by trees
The webinar will look at wildlife tourism opportunities including birding. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Susan Himes)

The cost of the hour-long webinar is $35. Advance registration is required at https://tx.ag/RWFMSeriesSept for all participants. Pay via credit card when registering to immediately receive instructions to access the webinar.

“This webinar will help connect people to their local natural resources,” said series co-coordinator Morgan Treadwell, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, San Angelo.

“It will emphasize wildlife tourism opportunities, natural resources, tourism business and social sciences to develop appropriate prospects for managing recreation and tourism enterprises,”

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This month’s featured speaker is Maureen Frank, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist in Uvalde and assistant professor in the Texas A&M College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Department of Rangeland, Wildlife and Fisheries Management.

“Dr. Frank will help non-landowner birders understand the value of sustainable working lands, and landowners explore the benefits of bird ecotourism,” Treadwell said.

Opportunities like building backyard bird habitats and encouraging youth to become leaders through hunting experiences will be among the topics covered.

The ongoing stewardship series offers learning opportunities over a range of topics related to rangeland science and wildlife and fisheries management.

Contact Treadwell at morgan.treadwell@ag.tamu.edu with questions or for additional information about the series.

Susan Himes
 
Susan Himes is a writer and media relations specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife. She writes news releases and features from science-based information generated by the agency. She also covers human interest stories and events across the state.