The introduction of exotic and ornamental plant species has had a negative impact on the ecological productivity of ecosystems that are vital to native wildlife. Native plants, on the other hand, evolve naturally in one' particular region and are generally well-adapted, low maintenance, competitive with weeds, and use little water. This publication highlights native species available in the Edwards Plateau region that can be used in landscapes to enhance the local ecosystem and wildlife habitat. (6 pages)
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This 12-page publication explains why artificial drainage is needed on some soils, the types of drainage systems, drainage design considerations, and the steps and economics in installing a relief drainage system.
This 2-page publication explains the steps that people living near streams or lakes should take to minimize their environmental impact and improve water quality.