BOERNE, Texas—Landowners who have an agricultural tax valuation on their property and are interested in managing their land for wildlife are invited to attend a three-part seminar in January to prepare a management plan and application for a wildlife management tax valuation from the State of Texas, sponsored by the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.

Geared to those owning more than 20 acres, this in-depth seminar emphasizes wildlife management strategies that improve native habitat and increase species diversity. Presenter Rufus Stephens, wildlife biologist with Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, will help attendees gain land-management knowledge, understand the history of this Texas law and fulfill application requirements. Many participants complete the seminar with a concrete management plan and are ready to apply.

Presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist Rufus Stephens, the Wildlife Tax Valuation Workshop will take place 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Jan. 18 and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 25, 2014. Session 1 will provide an overview and cover property inventory; Session 2 will address management practices and habitat assessment; and Session 3 will offer a wildlife tax valuation history and update on the law and discuss application procedures and putting it all together

The workshop costs $110 per person or $135 per couple and $90 per person or $110 per couple for CNC members. Register online at or call (830) 249-4616 to learn more.

The non-profit Cibolo Nature Center & Farm is located on 160 acres of natural lands at Boerne City Park off Hwy. 46 just west of the Kendall County Fairgrounds. Its mission is the conservation of natural resources through education and stewardship. Call (830) 249-4616 or visit