Land and Wildlife Conservation

S-Squared Ranch is a tract of 50 acres in northwest Lee County, Texas.

This area is part of the Prairie Parkland (Subtropical) Province in the U. S. Forest Service’s classification system, This ecosystem is comprised of prairies and savannas, and is one of the most altered, by fragmentation and conversion to agriculture.

Before: Hay Field
After: Wildlife Habitat

Traditionally used for hay production, we now plan to manage our land to the benefit of native wildlife and sustaining plant habitat. Our goal is to restore this ranch to healthy community associations of Blackland Prairie and Post Oak Savannah woody and grassland species, and provide habitat for a wide variety of animal species, especially native and migratory birds.

Baby Nine-Banded Armadillo (Dasypus novemcinctus)

Currently, the property consists of 35 acres of former hay field, and 15 acres of Post Oak and Elm woodland. The old hay field will be the focus of most management activities; the woodlands will be maintained as they are, but monitored. Our wildlife management plan includes range enhancement and predator control, provision of supplemental food and water, provision of supplemental shelter, and census counts to monitor wildlife populations.

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