Survey to focus on Texas Wild Rice
Portions of the San Marcos River will be busier than normal early this week as teams conduct a detailed survey of the existing stands of endangered Texas Wild Rice.
Volunteers on foot and in kayaks will be measuring and recording how big the stands are, how they have changed since last year’s survey and collecting other data; all under the supervision of Jeffrey Hutchison of the San Marcos Aquatic Resources Center (formerly the Federal Fish Hatchery).
Most of the work will be limited to morning hours and should not disrupt tubing or other recreational activities.
The survey is part of the Habitat Conservation Plan, and will specifically focus on how the drought has affected the wild rice.