Friday, May 24, 2013

Cows & Quail Workshop in June - Create Healthy Habitat for Livestock & Wildlife with Holistic Grazing - Henrietta, TX

Create Healthy Habitat for Livestock & Wildlife with Holistic Grazing

June 7-8, 2013
North Texas
Holman Center and Birdwell & Clark Ranch, Henrietta, TX

Our North Texas workshop is part of HMI’s Cows & Quail Series. Ranchers, land managers, and anyone interested in building and sustaining healthy habitat will find this workshop, taught by local wildlife and ranch management experts, to be a great learning opportunity.
Join others from North Texas in this interactive, hands-on workshop to find out how Holistic Grazing can be used as a tool to not only benefit agricultural operations, but help preserve habitat for wildlife conservation and hunting.


8:00Welcome and Introductions
8:15What is Holistic Management & Who is HMI – Peggy Cole
8:30About Birdwell &Clark Ranch & Management – Deborah Clark
9:00Habitat Needs of Quail, Deer and Other Wildlife – Kelly Reyna
10:30Habitat Needs of Cattle, the Holistic Management Process – Guy Glosson
11:15Management Tools and Effect on Ecosystem Processes, Research Findings – Dr. Richard Teague
12:00Lunch and move to the BIRDWELL & CLARK RANCH (own transportation)
1:00Field Exercises & Group Discussion– We’ll make 3-4 stops to evaluate the habitat for quail, deer, and cattle
5:00Dinner, The Long Grill – steak on the grill at the ranch
8:00The Holistic Management Process, Fundamental Ecological Principles, and Holistic Grazing – Guy Glosson
10:30Management Tools and Effect on Ecosystem Processes and Research Findings Continuation – Dr. Richard Teague
12:00Lunch & Move to BIRDWELL & CLARK RANCH
1:00Field Exercises – Planning & Monitoring : Forage Evaluation/Stocking Rates – Guy Glosson, Richard Teague & Kelly Reyna
4:00Discussion, Summary, Q&A

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Register now as space is limited to 40 participants. On-line registration closes, Wednesday, June 5th at 4pm. Non on-site registration. The fee is $250.  (includes some meals & learning materials). Each paid registrant may bring two free guests. You can register on-line by selecting the button on the right. If you are unable to register on-line, you can fill out the HMI Event Registration Form, and mail along with your check or money order to:
Registration Dept.
5941 Jefferson St. NE, Ste B
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received up to 30 days prior to an event start date will receive a full refund. Cancellations received up to 14 days prior to an event start date will receive a 40% refund. No refunds will be given otherwise, unless in the event of dire emergency. This policy is required due to financial obligations incurred by HMI in planning these events. We appreciate your understanding.


Best Western, Henrietta
70.99 per night double occupancy
816 U.S. 287, Henrietta, TX 76365
(940) 538-6969


Holman Conference Center
211 North Clay, Henrietta Texas
Just North of Hwy. 82 on North Clay


Guy Glosson, Holistic Management Certified Educator & Manager, Mesquite Grove Ranch, Kent County, TX

Guy has been repeatedly recognized for outstanding land stewardship and livestock handling. He has over 30 years of experience in ranch management, low-stress livestock handling and consulting to farmers and ranchers.  Down to earth, with an engaging style, Guy has coached hundreds of people in his successful management methods.  Under his holistic approach to land stewardship, he has enhanced the fertility and profitability of the ranch where he has been a manager for the past 26 years.  In 2011, he was recognized for his success with the award for Outstanding Leadership in Ranching from the Quivera Coalition, an organization dedicated to bringing together ranchers, environmentalists, scientists and public land stewards in the American West. Mesquite Grove Ranch, under Guy’s management, received the prestigious Lone Star Land Steward Award from Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Dr. Richard Teague, Associate Director and Professor, Sustainable Rangeland Management Program,Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Richard has researched the advantages of multi-paddock grazing. His philosophy is that research must provide the link for land managers to make informed decisions for sustainable management. His goal is to use a systems approach to land and livestock management that sustains natural rangeland resources. Much of his research focuses on what grazing practices help mitigate drought and other issues of global climate change.

Dr. Kelly Reyna, Professor, University of North Texas & Founder, UNT Quail

Dr. Kelly Reyna grew up in North Texas where he developed his love for wildlife while hunting and fishing with his dad and uncle. He is a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served as a nuclear reactor operator on board a ballistic missile submarine. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Wildlife Biology from Tarleton State University studying the nesting ecology of Rio Grande wild turkeys. He obtained a Master’s degree in Wildlife and Fisheries from Texas A&M University studying the population dynamics of northern bobwhites. He earned his Ph.D. in Developmental Physiology at the University of North Texas by studying the effects of drought conditions on developing bobwhite quail. He has served as the coordinator of the Texas Quail Index and Senior Manager of Quail and Grassland Birds for Audubon Texas. His research centers on the integrative ecology of quail and prairie chickens, and he currently teaches the first ever Wildlife Ecology and Management course. Dr. Reyna also serves on several state and national wildlife advisory boards.

Emry Birdwell & Deborah Clark, Co-Owners, Birdwell & Clark Ranch

Emry Birdwell became involved with intensive managed grazing practices in the early 1980s after studying with Allan Savory and HMI.  He applied what he learned on leased ranches in Palo Pinto County, Jack County and New Mexico.  He spent the last 30 years adapting the practices and principles of planned grazing to work with his stocker operation.  In 2004, Emry and his wife, Deborah Clark, purchased 14,000 acres in Clay County and began a new ranching enterprise, the Birdwell & Clark Ranch.  They began stocking the ranch with 2,000 head and have grown to a single herd of 3,000 – 5,000+ depending on weather conditions.  The primary focus of the grazing practices has been to consistently improve range conditions while monitoring impact on wildlife and enhancing habitat.

Peggy Cole, Project Manager, HMI

Peggy Cole has been with Holistic Management International since 1989, first attending then producing hundreds of conferences/classes/field days in her roles as newsletter producer, events registrar, executive director and program director of HMI Texas (formerly Holistic Resource Management of Texas). Now, as Project Manager, Peggy produces learning opportunities wherever the need arises. Peggy’s warm, personable approach and extensive networking expertise makes her a favorite with the Holistic Management community. She has been a breeder of Arabian horses and German Shorthaired Pointers in the Texas hill country with special emphasis on learning to apply Holistic Management to small acreage ranchettes.

Special Thanks

Thanks to the Grazing Lands Conservative Initiative Texas Coalition, Quail Forever San Antonio Chapter and our host ranch for their generous support.



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