Texas wetlands preservation studies. Progress report, July 1954- December 1957.




U.S. Fish and Wild. Serv. Off. of River Basin Studies, Region 2.

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


If Texas is to retain its important waterfowl resources, it will be necessary to retain as much wetland acreage as possible, to create alternate waterfowl areas, and to develop all wetlands for maximum waterfowl utilization consistent with other and adjacent land uses. The need for preserving wetland areas and for increasing their waterfowl carrying capacity becomes greater each year. The permanent loss of wetlands is the result of an increasing human population. Accompanying this population to meet the mounting demand for more waterfowl hunting. In short, the public is reducing its wetlands while demanding more waterfowl hunting, which, in effect, means more wetlands are needed. The Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife's wetlands investigation is an attempt to point the way towards the solution of the perplexing problems created by this paradoxical situation.


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birds; aquatic birds; waterfowl; wetlands; natural resources; land use; hunting