At the January 27th meeting, Pat Merkord, Executive Director of the Native Prairie Association, spoke to HNPAT members and guests about the launch of Phase II of a proposed survey of Texas prairies. This survey will be more in-depth than the original survey, conducted from 2009 – 2011. During this phase, teams will be trained on how to effectively conduct the survey, including landowner contact, plant ID and data collection; and the use of technology including Google maps and iNaturalist. Training is scheduled to commence in March and will consist of two parts. This survey will be a great opportunity for HNPAT members, as well as members of other local organizations.
For more information, please contact NPAT Houston