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Best Wishes for the Retirement of a True Native Plants Leader

Ricky Linex will retire January 2, 2021 after more than 38 years with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) or its predecessor, the Soil Conservation Service. Ricky graduated Texas Tech University with a degree in Range Management. As a range conservationist with NRCS he was headquartered in Goldthwaite, Snyder, and Abilene where native grasslands, or rangeland, made up a large part of the working area. Later he worked as a wildlife biologist stationed in Weatherford which also required having a good knowledge of native plants, their identification, and… Read More →

Diversity and Inclusion at NTMN, December 2020

Review the chapter’s Mission Statements regarding Diversity and Inclusion moving forward NTMN D&I Mission Statement Dec 2020.

How to Join the Fun Experience of Being a North Texas Master Naturalist

Interested in becoming a Texas Master Naturalist with the North Texas chapter? This short video will give you great insight into this enlightening experience. Texas Master Naturalist program is sponsored by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Learn more about the program in this terrific brief video. Applications can be obtained at our new class page and will be accepted through November 30, 2020. Because of Covid restrictions, class size is reduced from 50 to 30, making getting selected even more challenging. So… Read More →

NTMN Insect Instructor Mike Merchant Retires from TAMU

After more than 30 years with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, professor and entomologist Mike Merchant will retire on August 31 . He became renowned for his development of integrated pest management (IPM) system of varied methods for controlling pests while keeping people and the environment safe. His work on crepe myrtle scale and fire ant control was also groundbreaking. Merchant was a long-time instructor of the insect curriculum for NTMN. “I did not even know I was so interested in insects until I heard his presentation as… Read More →