Specialist hopes to bring in wetlands protection program

Dave Haukos pushed through the dead salt marsh aster, waist-high plants common along the Texas coast that looked out of place in north central Lubbock.


Haukos, a Texas Tech University professor and regional migratory bird specialist for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, ticked through the once common features of the fenced-off wetland surrounding him. Dark soil marked the depression in the short prairie grass that could quickly fill with water and wildlife after a hard rain.

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