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2016-11-17

ABK State Natural Area

Special to the Courier

James Rice will be the Texas Master Naturalist Hill Country Chapter’s speaker on Monday, November 28th. James has worked for TPWD for 12 years: 7 with the Wildlife Division and 5 with the Parks Division. He has a BS in Forestry and tends to look at the natural world from a vegetative point of view. He is currently the Superintendent at the Albert and Bessie Kronkosky State Natural Area known as ABK.
ABK State Natural Area was donated in 2011 to TPWD at the behest of Albert and Bessie Kronkosky. The property encompasses more than 3,700 acres of the former 3K Ranch that straddles the Kendall-Bandera County line. The park is not expected to be fully open for a few more years.
James will be speaking on the history of ABK, TPWD’s acceptance of the property, the first steps after accepting the property, findings which were discovered by our volunteers, plans for the property, the public’s use of it in the future, and our volunteer program.
Come, learn, and enjoy time with people in your community who are interested in preserving, studying, and promoting Texas’s natural resources. Meetings are free and open to the public. UGRA Lecture Hall, 125 North Lehmann Dr, Kerrville, TX 78028. Socializing begins at 6:30 and program is at 7:00pm. Contact Floyd Trefny at 830-796-3182 for further information.