Hill Country Landowner's Guide

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Texas A&M University Press, 2009 - Ecosystem management - 204 pages
In this invaluable new book, Jim Stanley charts a practical course for understanding and handling a variety of problems that both new and established landowners in the Texas Hill Country will confront--from brush control, grazing, and overpopulation of deer to erosion, fire, and management of exotic animals and plants.


 

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Contents

1The Philosophy
1
2The Real Experts
7
3In the Beginning
10
4What Have We Done?
19
5Whats the Problem?
26
6Every Case Is Different
34
7Overgrazing
36
8Overbrowsing
56
16Protecting Your Home from a Wildfire
120
17Restoration
124
18Managing for Songbirds
130
19 Native Grasses
138
20Native Woody Plants
144
21Miscellaneous Topics
150
22How to Manage Your Property Better
162
23Where to Go for Help
170

9Cedar Management
66
10Erosion
85
11Deer
90
12Oak Wilt
102
13Exotics
107
14Riparian Areas
112
15Prescribed Burning
117
Appendix 1Deer Browse Preferences
177
Appendix 2Common and Scientific Hill CountryPlants Names
182
Glossary
185
Bibliography
189
Index
193
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