about the project
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approx. $16,000 for 2 years (maintenance not included)
The Winters-Wall Ranch is located about 4 miles southwest of the city of Brady, Texas.
Run by Amy and George Greer, the property is currently an active cattle ranch and is also leased for hunting. The Greers are excited to help the monarchs, which they see fewer and fewer of each year.
The Greers will focus habitat enhancement efforts on a 480-acre area of the ranch. Land management activities will include prescribed fire, native wildflower seed plantings, and adjusted cattle grazing to enhance the abundance and diversity of desirable nectar plants for monarchs.
A key goal of the project is to create a more diverse and vibrant ecosystem for monarchs and other wildlife.
“George and I both understand how important ecological diversity is for all the plants, animals, insects and birds that live here on the ranch aside from us and our cattle,” Amy said. “We also understand the importance of pollinators to the larger food system, so anything we can do to improve habitat for bees and butterflies is important to us.”
Scoring Habitat Attributes
The HQT tracks a number of habitat attributes that are important to the species. Over time, restoration actons will improve these attributes and benefit our target species. We track progess against our projections below.