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Long Straw Ranch Land Conservation

LAND CONSERVATION

Maintaining and improving a 400-acre game preserve requires careful land management. Our lakes, pastures, and wooded areas each receive ongoing care and maintenance to provide optimal — and sustainable — conditions for our hunting clients.

Long Straw Ranch Land Conservation

Although LSR is long removed from its original state as a cattle/horse property, improvements continue each season, in keeping with our goal to provide each client an unforgettable outdoor experience.

To optimize bird cover across the ranchland pastures, the first in a planned series of prescribed burns was conducted at Long Straw Ranch in cooperation with the North Central Texas Prescribed Burn Association (NCTPBA) and in conjunction with the Wildlife Habitat Incentive Program (WHIP).

The prescribed burn took place in July, 2010, and was conducted across approximately 30 acres of coastal Bermuda in preparation for plowing and planting of native grasses.

Further burns will be conducted on our property in coming years as conditions allow. In addition, we are currently removing red cedar trees from the property to maximize Texas Oak tree growth and bolster upland bird cover.