Resident Research Associate
Dan is a native West Texan with a special interest in native grasses of the plains and prairies, especially grasslands west of the 98th meridian. He retired in 2006 after a 40 year career as a Rangeland Management Specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service. He specialized in conservation planning, ecological site descriptions, vegetation surveys, native grassland restoration, livestock grazing management plans, wildlife habitat management, brush management, and prescribed burning.
Dan has extensive work experience throughout the state of Texas as well as in Oklahoma and Louisiana. His special areas of emphasis and experience include the Rolling Plains, Southern High Plains, Limestone Prairie, North Central Prairie, and Grand Prairie of Texas as well as the Gulf Coast Prairie, Gulf Coast Marsh, and Longleaf Pine Savanna regions of Louisiana.
Since 2013 he has served as an instructor for the “Working Effectively With Livestock Producers” and “Rangeland Ecology and Management” training courses conducted annually by the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation in Ardmore, Oklahoma. He is currently working with a group of landowners and organizations in Louisiana on a wetlands management project.