Leon River Restoration Project

Roberto Gutierrez, principal investigator

BEG mapped a 5 km × 20 km portion of the Coryell Creek watershed near Crawford, Texas, in March 2004. The lidar survey was done in collaboration with the UT Center for Space Research and the Texas A&M Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Department as part of the Leon River Restoration Project (LRRP). LRRP is a program to encourage landowners and land managers in the Leon River watershed to apply conservation measures to improve the quality and quantity of water by providing technical and financial assistance. The project also helps establish land-use guidelines for treatment of Ashe Juniper and improvement of wildlife habitat and populations. The goal of the lidar mapping was to generate data about topography and vegetation that would help characterize habitat for two endangered bird species, the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo.

 

For more infomation, please contact Jeff Paine. Telephone 512-471-1260; e-mail jeff.paine@beg.utexas.edu.

September 2005