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Join us on Zoom for our September program:
Forrest S. Smith of Texas A&M University-Kingsville on His New Book
A Photographic Guide to Vegetation of the South Texas Sand Sheet

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Chat with other participants at 6:30 p.m., presentation starts at 7:00 p.m.

Forrest S. Smith is the Dan L Duncan Endowed Director of the Texas Native Seeds Program at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Forrest has worked since 2001 with the native plant conservation programs of the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute.  He began working with the Institute as an undergraduate student technician, and began leading the efforts of the South Texas Natives Project in 2008.  Under his direction, these initiatives rapidly grew to the now statewide Texas Native Seed Program beginning in 2011.  Today he oversees a staff of 12 working to develop native seed sources for use in all regions of the state, and in support of conducting research and outreach activities supporting native plant conservation and restoration.  Forrest conducts development activities to underpin the program, and also leads outreach, collaboration, and advocacy efforts with a wide range of cooperators, agencies, and industry partners. His work has helped restore tens of thousands of acres of native plant communities in Texas, and resulted in substantial increases in native seed supply for many areas of the state. He is stationed in Austin, TX. 

Registration required: Zoom registration link – https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOCgrT8jHtM69zZmk8fl5LKndM18nnIe

Immediately upon registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the information needed to join the meeting. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the confirmation e-mail in your Inbox.
The easiest way to join the meeting is to simply click on the link provided in the confirmation e-mail. The password is incorporated in the link.

Log in as early as 6:30 PM to work through any connection issues and to chat with your fellow prairie enthusiasts.


Due to Covid-19:

All HNPAT in person events have been cancelled until further notice.

Deer Park Prairie will be closed to visitors until further notice.

The Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT) is a non-profit land trust dedicated to the conservation, restoration, and appreciation of native prairies, savannas, and other grasslands in Texas. In the Houston area, HNPAT is responsible for the management, conservation and educational uses of the Lawther – Deer Park Prairie Preserve in Deer Park, Texas.  All are invited to join our activities, including monthly programs on the 4th Wednesday evening of every month.