Monday, June 14, 2021 at 6:45 pm.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE ZOOM PRESENTATION WILL BEGIN AT 6:45 PM.
*The meeting will take place in person and will also be available on Zoom with Zoom registration via the link below. The physical location is on the Texas Wesleyan campus in the Baker Building, 3021 E. Rosedale St, on the NW corner of Rosedale and Wesleyan. The entrance is at the southeast corner of the building.
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The presentation will begin promptly at 6:45 p.m.
The Texas State Bison Herd at Caprock Canyons State Park
Donald Beard, Park Superintendent, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
VIRTUAL PRESENTATION on Zoom or in person!
Description: Presentation description via txbison.com
Bison are the keystone species of the Great Plains of North America. With numbers estimated historically somewhere between 30 – 60 million animals ranging the continent, these shaggy creatures were deeply engrained in the fabric of our history as a nation and state. Our not too distant ancestors were responsible for driving these amazing creatures to the brink of extinction a short 130 years ago. A few forward thinking men (and women) had the foresight to see the path of peril that these animals were facing and stepped up to help save this magnificent animal. One of these men was Charles Goodnight. At the urging of his wife Mary Ann, he was able to save a few animals from the canyon country in the Panhandle of Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has taken the challenge of protecting the Goodnight Bison herd and has undertaken a project of massive proportion to restore these animals to a part of their historical range.
Caprock Canyons State Park Superintendent Donald Beard is responsible for the management of this great herd. He has a passion for these animals and has been stricken with the “bison fever”. His enthusiasm is evident in his delivery of the powerful journey of the Texas State Bison Herd.