Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust Preservation Matters


February 21, 2012

Agencies Sponsor Landowner Riparian Area Workshop

VICTORIA, TX – Landowners who have property located in riparian areas may benefit from a free workshop being offered by the Guadalupe-Blanco River Trust (GBR Trust) along with resource management specialists from Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s -Natural Resources Conservation Service.

 The free riparian area workshop for landowners is being held March 28 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Victoria, Texas.  Functional riparian, or streamside areas provide a wide range of advantages to both people and wildlife, and interest in management of such areas has been growing steadily throughout the state. 

Workshop topics will include an introduction to riparian areas, riparian vegetation and hydrology along with information on riparian practices and programs and landowner management associations.  Following the classroom session in the morning, participants will be taken on a field trip to a riparian area to observe and discuss some of the principles and concepts presented.

Lunch also will be provided, but space is limited.  Pre-registration is required.  Please contact Steve Jester with the GBR Trust at (830) 660-3486 or to reserve a place in the workshop.

Founded in 2001, the GBR Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit land trust organization that was developed to conserve land in the Guadalupe River Watershed for its natural, recreational, scenic, historic and productive value.Its mission is to preserve the unique natural heritage of the Guadalupe watershed for future generations, by protecting open landscapes, working farms and ranches, and wildlife habitat through conservation easements, education, and outreach that connects people to the water and the land.