Researcher: Texas Must Make Conservation Plans Now to bring Rangeland Back from Drought

Environmental Protection - As a blistering drought continues to plague huge portions of Texas, a Texas Tech University researcher says that even now in the midst of the fight, it’s time to plan ahead and logically plot a path for pulling more than 90 million acres of valuable rangeland back from the brink.

As a blistering drought continues to plague huge portions of Texas, a Texas Tech University researcher says that even now in the midst of the fight, it’s time to plan ahead and logically plot a path for pulling more than 90 million acres of valuable rangeland back from the brink.

“We need to manage vegetation, so that when it does rain we can take full advantage of that precipitation,” said Ron Sosebee, a 40-year expert on battling back the brutal effects of Texas’ droughts and a professor emeritus with Texas Tech’s Department of Natural Resources Management.

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