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South Texas’s Pajarito Ranch Licensed as Audubon Chook-Pleasant Habitat


Pandora, Texas — The Pajarito Ranch, managed by Grazing Lands in Wilson County, has acquired a bird-friendly habitat certification from the Nationwide Audubon Society. Beef merchandise produced on the ranch can now carry the Audubon Licensed bird-friendly seal, which acknowledges their origin on lands managed for birds and biodiversity.

The 5,300-acre Pajarito Ranch, positioned southeast of San Antonio within the state’s oaks and prairies ecoregion, is enrolled in Audubon Conservation Ranching, a habitat program working to stabilize declining grassland fowl populations in Texas and throughout the U.S. Uniquely, Audubon Conservation Ranching connects customers to conservation by means of {the marketplace}, distinguishing merchandise that come from lands actively managed for wildlife by means of rotational and regenerative grazing practices. Grazing Lands proprietor Travis Krause focuses on making a range of grassland habitats on the Pajarito Ranch, which advantages his herd and birds, together with flagship species just like the Northern Bobwhite, Japanese Meadowlark, Dickcissel, and Painted Bunting.

Krause says Grazing Lands’ regenerative ranching targets mesh with the pillars of Audubon Conservation Ranching, the place lands should meet program requirements within the areas of habitat administration, environmental sustainability, and animal well being and welfare to obtain Audubon’s bird-friendly credential. “Our imaginative and prescient goes past grass-fed beef,” Krause stated, “Wholesome soils, clear water, high quality habitat, and ample birds and wildlife are a part of our general product.” 

Thomas Schroeder, Audubon Conservation Ranching Supervisor in Texas, stated common monitoring of habitat and vary manufacturing, fowl abundance, soil carbon, water infiltration, and soil well being will present Grazing Lands the data that matches with their mode of steady enchancment. “Monitoring habitat enhancements is the important thing to creating positive each acre is as beneficial as it may be – for birds and the underside line.” Different grassland-dependent fowl beneficiaries embody the Bell’s Vireo, Bewick’s Wren, Cassin’s Sparrow, Grasshopper Sparrow, Henslow’s Sparrow, LeConte’s Sparrow, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Loggerhead Shrike, Northern Harrier, Rufous-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Scissor-tailed Flycatcher, Sedge Wren, Tune Sparrow, Upland Sandpiper, Vesper Sparrow, and Western Meadowlark.

Grazing Lands manages ranches for grazing livestock, utilizing regenerative practices and rules to enhance soil well being, biodiversity, and improve ecosystem providers. 
 
For extra details about Audubon Conservation Ranching in Texas, contact Thomas Schroeder.

About Audubon Conservation Ranching
A wildlife habitat initiative of the Nationwide Audubon Society with a singular market entrance, Audubon Conservation Ranching’s objective is to stabilize declining grassland fowl populations in partnership with ranchers – on whose land 95 p.c of grassland birds reside. Audubon Conservation Ranching’s enrollment contains 92 ranches, overlaying greater than 2.5 million acres which have earned standing as Audubon Licensed Chook-friendly Land. Incentivizing this habitat work for birds and biodiversity are customers with an urge for food for conservation, who assist it with the acquisition of merchandise grazed on these lands. Consumers see a particular bundle designation – the Audubon Licensed bird-friendly seal – that units these merchandise aside. For extra info, go to Audubon.org/ranching.

About Audubon 
The Nationwide Audubon Society protects birds and the locations they want, at present and tomorrow, all through the Americas utilizing science, advocacy, schooling and on-the-ground conservation. Audubon’s state packages, nature facilities, chapters and companions have an unparalleled wingspan that reaches thousands and thousands of individuals every year to tell, encourage and unite various communities in conservation motion. Since 1905, Audubon’s imaginative and prescient has been a world by which individuals and wildlife thrive. Audubon is a nonprofit conservation group. Study extra at www.audubon.org and @audubonsociety.

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