321 acres (129.9 hectares) of oak/juniper forest and oak/redbud/sumac shrublands.

Ornithological Summary

The Brown Property is situated in the midst of a vast privately held acreage of native oak/juniper/redbud/sumac shrubland on a limestone escarpment. Located in both Erath and Somerville Counties, the site is located on the northern extent of GCWA and BCVI range thus making this IBA additionally significant. The Brown Property includes mature oak/juniper forests with 70-95% canopy cover suitable for Golden-cheeked Warbler.
Portions of the Brown Property dominated by White Shin Oak, Redbud, Flameleaf Sumac, Live Oak, Spanish Oak and Ashe Juniper are excellent habitat for Black-capped Vireo.

Conservation Issues

There is a proposed rock crushing facility on adjacent property that would create air pollution in the form of fine dust particles and noise. Also, there is a proposed 345k-V transmission line that would cross the Brown Property. Litigation is on-going to prevent both actions, but outcome is uncertain.

Habitat

The Brown Property is situated in the midst of a vast privately held acreage of native oak/juniper/redbud/sumac shrubland on a limestone escarpment. The Brown Property includes mature oak/juniper forests with 70-95% canopy cover.
Portions of the Brown Property dominated by White Shin Oak, Redbud, Flameleaf Sumac, Live Oak, Spanish Oak and Ashe Juniper.

Land Use

The land is used for nature conservation and hunting. The property is maintained for the conservation of wildlife, especially endangered birds. Hunting is done primarily by family. Limited to deer and turkey.

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