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The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 6, October 1969 - Image 2. October 1969. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. May 26, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1677/show/1670.

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(October 1969). The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 6, October 1969 - Image 2. Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023/item/1677/show/1670

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Title The Spoonbill, Vol. 18, No. 6, October 1969
Alternative Title The Spoonbill, Vol. XVIII, No. 6, October 1969
Contributor (Local)
  • Lefkovits, David
  • Lefkovits, Dorothy
Publisher Outdoor Nature Club
Date October 1969
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Ornithology
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  • Houston, Texas
Genre (AAT)
  • newsletters
  • periodicals
Language English
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  • Text
Original Item Location ID 2007-023, Box 10, Folder 4
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Original Collection Outdoor Nature Club Records
Digital Collection Outdoor Nature Club Newsletters
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/2007_023
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
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Transcript Page 2. club has obtained a 60 year lease on 79 acres of the state park jplus a $70,000 grant from the Federal government to construct said golf course. This park is one of the very few places the public can go to look for the Golden- Cheeked Warbler without trespassing on private lands or traipsing incredibly rough country. Many people have traveled from far beyond Texas to catch a glimpse of this bird, which has been placed on the rare list. If the destruction of his habitat continues he will undoubtedly be placed on the endangered list in the very near future. Further information pertaining to this planned destruction was furnished in the October bulletin of the Travis Audubon Society. According to this bulletin a lawsuit was filed September 5 xn Federal District Court by the Texas Committee on Natural Resources (TCONR) and the Travis Audubon Society seeking an injunction to prevent construction of the golf course. This suit was filed after negotiations by TCONR failed in an effort to prevent the lease and loan andto find an acceptable alternative. Other plaintiffs in the suit are the Texas Ornithological Society, the Dallas County Audubon Society, the Houston Audubon Society and the Texas State Conference of the National Association of Colored People, The Executive Committee of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club voted.unanimously to include the Lone Star Chapter as a plaintiff, subject to approval of the San Francisco office. Newspaper reports say that the defendants in the suit have told the court they would hold their plans in abeyance until the case is settled. We strongly urge all readers to write their state senators and representatives in protest of this encroachment on our wildlife heritage, STUDY OF ATTWATER'S PRAIRIE CHICKEN The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is embarking upon an extensive study of the Attwater's Prairie Chicken. Landowners, hunters and other cutdoorsmen are asked to help. One of the first talks in the study is to find out the location of the existing Attwaters. Biologists are interested in any sightings. Information concerning the location of the sighting and the landowner's name, address and phone number should be sent to Don Frels, 105 San Jacinto, c/o Parks and Wildlife Department, La Porte, Texas, 77571, or phone 471-3200. Our field guides made no mention of this bird, so we talked to Mr. Frels about it. He informed us that the Texas Gulf coast is the only place in the world this species is found. With an estimated population of just over 1,000, the Attwater's prairie chicken is an endangered species. Although they know the prairie chicken's population is declining, biologists do not have thorough knowledge of all the causes, and until they do, they have no means to reverse the decline. Mr. Frels, who is the wildlife supervisor for Region IV, where the study is being made, says other agencies are concerned with the population decline and are launching projects of their own to examine various aspects of the problem. The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the World Wildlife Fund are purchasing lands to preserve existing habitat, Texas A & M University, in cooperation with the Caesar Kleberg Foundation, is doing experimental habitat manipulation, experimental propagation of pen-raised birds, studies on its nutritional requirements, and a chromosome study to determine the prevalence of lethal genes in individual chickens and individual colonies. Major colonies must be located and counted annually to determine trends. For this work two study areas will be selected in the birds' present range. Chickens will be trapped and marked. Activity will be recorded with the use of telemetry equipment. Individuals of both sexes will be followed to determine feeding, breeding, nesting and brooding territories. Biologists say they hope they can ultimately stabilize the prairie chicken population and remove it from the endangered list.