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From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team Another beautiful Texas fall is upon us. It may feel like we are in the middle of summer still, but cooler weather is just around the corner. Have faith, it’s coming! And with it, deer and quail season, crisp fall weather, changing leaves, and yes, even the holiday season. It's an exciting time of the year and a great time to think about your wildlife and your wildlife...

Why do I need to re-file my wildlife management plan? This is a question we get all the time at Plateau. As a reminder, a wildlife management plan includes detailed information about your property and suggested ideas for future wildlife management activities. It is something for you to follow and review over the next five years, as well as inform the Central Appraisal District (CAD) of what you will be doing to comply with wildlife management requirements. A...

Here are the top reasons to get a Wildlife Management Annual Report from Plateau: It’s in the numbers – Plateau completes 800+ annual reports in 80+ Texas counties every year. We have a great reputation – Plateau has worked with CADs and provided these reports for 20+ years. Annual report history – CADs can ask for annual reports up to five years back so it's best to do one every year. Plateau keeps all reports...

Plateau Service Agreements: Lighten Your Load In previous posts, we discussed what wildlife management service agreements are and two of the three most popular agreement options landowners typically fit into – the Hands-Free (full compliance) and Work Share (split work) options. The final and simplest service agreement option, the lighten your load landowner, is often overlooked because of its minimal services but is a great option for landowners who live on their property or visit it often. The...

As seen in Texas Wildlife Association Magazine, June 2019   Small-acreage wildlife management is becoming more common every day, especially with the rapidly growing nature of the Texas population, which is expected to reach 45 million by the year 2050. As more and more people move to this great state, the negative impacts of habitat fragmentation become a harrowing reality. From major housing developments to ranchette-style properties, Texas lands are being steadily carved up, resulting in a loss...

From the Plateau Land & Wildlife Management Team The first half of the year seems to have flown by and another hot, Texas summer is upon us. Although this spring has been wetter than usual, we all know the dry season is right around the corner. The rain has been kind this spring, allowing the flora and fauna to thrive. As we prepare ourselves for the heat, we must also remember how summer can affect our...

Plateau Service Agreements: Work Share (See parts one here & two here) While the Plateau “hands-free” service agreement is our most well-known service agreement option, we know it doesn’t fit the needs of every landowner, which is why we offer additional options including the “work share” service agreement. The “work share” landowner splits work & activities between Plateau and themselves. Landowners perform the activities they enjoy or want to complete to reduce costs, while Plateau handles specialized or...

As seen in Texas Land Conservancy Newsletter.   You have likely heard a lot about the importance of pollinators in the last few years. Concerns about declines in pollinator health are not new, but they received official attention with a Presidential Memorandum to create a federal strategy to promote pollinator health in June 2014. Much of the attention given to pollinators go to honeybees due to their importance to our agricultural crops. But there are over 700 native...

Plateau Service Agreements: Hands-free (See part one here: What IS a Plateau Service Agreement?) When you think of a Plateau Service Agreement, you probably think full compliance, or what we’ll recall from the previous post as “hands-free.” For the “hands-free” landowner, Plateau schedules, executes, and documents all of the necessary wildlife management activities while providing oversight and detailed documentation for the annual report. We handle the work, while you enjoy all that your property has to offer. A typical...