Mitigating the Scars Left Behind by Wild Pigs

 By Scott Lightle, Jim Cathey, Josh Helcel, Brittany Wegner Maintaining the natural beauty of Long Acres Ranch is an ever-evolving task, and as many land and natural resource managers would say, an immersive experience. Some days end with a handshake with mother nature, but others leave a day’s worth of work in front of us. Some jobs only reveal … Read More

Rainfall Simulator at Long Acres Ranch

At Long Acres Ranch, we have teaching opportunities that link youth with lessons revolving around the ranch’s natural resources.  Recently, we partnered with the Seven Lakes High School FFA, located in Katy I.S.D. in Ft. Bend County, to fabricate a structure called a Rainfall Simulator – an educational tool to be used at Long Acres … Read More

Demonstrating Native Grassland Restoration

At Long Acres Ranch in Richmond, TX, we are looking forward to the response of native grasses and forbs planted in a demonstration field in the spring of 2018.  We would love to jump to the future and see the results of our 30-acre planting that is full of potential for a variety of life.  … Read More

Fourth Graders Visit the Ranch

Lamar CISD schools, Meyer Elementary and Jane Long Elementary, brought fourth graders to the Ranch to enjoy the STREAM trailer, soil discussions, and a ride to the Brazos River. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff inspired the children to learn about weathering, erosion, decomposition, soil contents, and much more in a hands-on learning environment that included … Read More

Students Visited for Learning Activities with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Students from Calvary Episcopal Preparatory School, Jane Long  Elementary, and Travis Elementary visited Long Acres Ranch for learning activities with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Students participated in discussions about core samples and soil types, learned about river formation using the STREAM Trailer, and visited the river banks to see natural examples of the terms … Read More