Reclamation of Native Rangelands in the Midst of Energy Development Activities

Note: This is Session III of IV in the 2014 Next Talk Series on Energy Development in Texas

Description: Impact of energy development on native lands and the recommended reclamation practices.


Megan Clayton is an Assistant Professor and Extension Range Specialist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.  Her responsibilities as a Range Specialist include providing support for Extension agents, specialists, clientele, and organizations through teaching, training, and providing technical expertise on management of rangeland resources.  Megan’s current interests include integrating wildlife habitat and livestock management, small acreage management, native reseeding, brush management, and youth natural resources education.  Her main area of responsibility includes the majority of counties in District 11 and 12, the southern area of Texas.

Alyson McDonald is an Extension Range Specialist in Districts 6 (Fort Stockton) and 2 (Lubbock).  Dr. McDonald’s primary responsibility is to develop and assist Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agents with district, multi-county, and county based educational programs to address priorities and clientele needs, with an emphasis on rangeland hydrology.  Alyson also provides assistance to ranchers and industry groups, and conducts applied field research.  She received her doctorate from Texas A&M University in Water Management and Hydrological Science.