A daylong conference Sept. 18 can help land managers improve planning and oversight of wildlife and fisheries resources on rural lands, organizers with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service said.

The program will take place in Fort Worth at the AgriLife Extension office, 200 Taylor St., Suite 500. It begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and ends at 4:15 p.m. with a program evaluation.

The program is open to the public, said Ken Johnson, AgriLife Extension agent for agriculture and natural resources in Tarrant County.

The registration fee is $75 until Sept. 11 and $100 thereafter, Johnson said.  The fee includes lunch, snacks during a break and a copy of the proceedings.

Participants may register online at http://agrilifeevents.tamu.edu. Search the site for “wildlife” or register through the September calendar. Participants may also register by calling AgriLife Extension’s conference services at 979-845-2604 or by contacting Johnson directly at 817-884-1946 or kdjohnston@ag.tamu.edu.

State-licensed pesticide applicators can earn three continuing education units: one in integrated pest management; one in laws and regulations; and one in the general category.

Topics to be discussed include:

•Brush Management Guidelines to Promote Quail Habit.

•Wetland Management for Attracting Waterfowl.

•Managing for Doves.

•Wild Turkey Management.

•Shortening the Time Between Bites – Pond Management – White-tailed Deer Management.

•Obtaining a Wildlife Property Tax Valuation – Is It for Me?

•Feral Hog Control – What’s Legal and What’s Not?

“The program covers a wide range of vital issues that are important to anyone who manages public or privately owned land,” said Dr. Billy Higginbotham, AgriLife Extension specialist for wildlife and fisheries based in Overton.

Sessions, including open discussions, will be led by experts from the federal Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and AgriLife Extension.

For further information, contact Mark Arnold, county extension agent for agriculture/natural resources, 701 S. Interstate 35E, Suite 3, Waxahachie; call 972-825-5175; or e-mail wmarnold@ag.tamu.edu.