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Jim Eidson

Region: Blackland prairie

Topics: Land restoration, prairies, botany

Jim Eidson is the steward for the Texas Nature Conservancy's Clymer Meadow, an 800-acre remnant of the 12 million acres of tallgrass blackland prairie that once stretched from north of Dallas to south of San Antonio, of which less than 1/2% remains intact today. Trained in range land ecology and management at Texas A&M, Mr. Eidson used his skills to maintain and restore the Meadow and adjacent private tracts, through prescribed burns, reintroduced native grass and forb seed, periodic bison grazing, and exotic plant and woody species control. Mr. Eidson has also taught in the Biology and Environmental Sciences department at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas.


October 19, 2000
Celeste, Texas
Reel 2114

Please see a brief  Real Media video excerpt from our interview with Mr. Eidson.

Please see the full video recording (reel 2114) or the complete transcript of Mr. Eidson's interview.






Conservation History Association of Texas
Texas Legacy Project

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