Open Gates: Opportunities that can benefit all Texans.
Join TWA for a day-long event focused on the role private landowners can play in getting more individuals and families outside. The number of people who are seeking camping, hiking, wildlife watching, hunting and fishing opportunities is growing. State, regional and local parks and public access areas are experiencing an overwhelming volume of visitors, often resulting in limited access and premature closures.
TWA’s 8th Annual Private Lands Summit will examine the mutual benefits that landowners and all Texans can realize when gates are open.
David Yeates, CEO, Texas Wildlife Association
Justin Dreibelbis, Private Lands and Public Hunting Program Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Panel Moderator: Justin Dreibelbis, Private Lands and Public Hunting Program Director, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Josh Crumpton, Spoke Hollow Outfitters
Bryan Jones, Texas Youth Hunting Program
John Mott, Any Kid Can Hunt Ranch
John Shepperd, Executive Director, Texas Foundation for Conservation
Rodney Franklin, Division Director, Texas State Parks
Panel Moderator: Maureen Frank, PhD, Assistant Professor & Extension Wildlife Specialist, Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension
Don Kirchoff, Kirchoff Farms
Kathy Mueller, McKenna Ranch
Don Schaezler, Warbler Woods
Panel Moderator: Shelly Plante, Nature Tourism Manager, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Jimmy Dreiss, Flat Rock Ranch
Claire Barnhart, Barnhart Q5 Ranch & Nature Retreat
April Sansom, PhD, Selah, Bamberger Ranch Preserve
Panel Moderator: Tom Vandivier, Texas Wildlife Association
John Botros, River Access and Conservation Areas (RACA), Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Allison Ryan, Explore Ranches
Mason Smith, HipCamp
Brent Hamilton, Brady & Hamilton, LLP