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TPWD News Release — April 7, 2008

State Parks Host Meetings Regarding Feral, Exotic Species

AUSTIN, Texas — The State Parks Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will host a series of public meetings across the state in April and May concerning natural and cultural resource management activities on state park properties, with a particular focus on management challenges at Big Bend Ranch State Park.

Following a short informational presentation, the public will be invited to comment on current management strategies for removal of feral animals such as burros and exotic species such as aoudad sheep from the park and may offer alternative solutions. All meetings begin at 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Schedule:

* Update, May 1, 2008: The address of the Presidio meeting was undetermined when the news release was first issued. The new information has been added. (Return to updated item.)

* Update, May 23, 2008: The time and place of the Houston area meeting was undetermined when the news release was first issued. The new information has been added. (Return to updated item.)

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