Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorKreuter, Urs P.en_US
dc.creatorNarayanan, Christopher Ramen_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-11-15T19:54:15Z
dc.date.available2004-11-15T19:54:15Z
dc.date.created2003-08en_US
dc.date.issued2004-11-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/1295
dc.description.abstractWith the expanding population of Texas and the resulting increase in demand for water, the scarcity of water is becoming an increasingly urgent issue and research is being conducted to find ways to improve water yield, the amount of water that is used for aquifer recharge and riparian areas (lakes, streams, etc). Rangelands provide a major catchment for both surface reservoirs and aquifers. The Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone and the Twin Buttes Drainage Area were selected to determine the tradeoffs between brush management for increased water yield and wildlife habitat improvement. In April 2002, a mail survey of 300 randomly selected landowners was conducted in each of the two watersheds to gain information regarding their demographics, land cover, and willingness to enter into a cost-share brush removal program. A total of 131 usable questionnaires (43.7%) were returned by Edwards Aquifer area participants, and 141 usable questionnaires (47.0%) were returned by Twin Buttes area participants. Respondents were asked questions including attitudes towards brush amounts and management strategies, and certain constraints that may be included in a cost-share brush removal program. Most respondents indicated interest in enrolling at least part of their land in such a program. Reasoning behind interest varied in each study area. However, interest in various contractual agreements was neutral at best. Policy implications entail considering wildlife habitat mitigation, landowners' preferences, and potential for increasing water yield and determining if all can be managed, or if trade-offs must be considered.en_US
dc.format.extent797404 bytes
dc.format.extent137877 bytes
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypetext/plain
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectbrush managementen_US
dc.subjectwater yielden_US
dc.subjectcos-shareen_US
dc.subjectsurveyen_US
dc.titleLandowner survey of a cost-share brush management program in two Texas watershedsen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentRangeland Ecology and Managementen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRangeland Ecology and Managementen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberConner, J. Richarden_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberRister, M. Edwarden_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record