Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch

Caesar Kleberg and the King Ranch

by Duane M. Leach Ph.D

NOOK Book(eBook)

$20.49 $35.00 Save 41% Current price is $20.49, Original price is $35. You Save 41%.

Available on Compatible NOOK Devices and the free NOOK Apps.
WANT A NOOK?  Explore Now
LEND ME® See Details

Overview

In this tribute to a pioneer conservationist, Duane M. Leach celebrates the life of an exceptional ranch manager on a legendary Texas ranch, a visionary for wildlife and modern ranch management, and an extraordinarily dedicated and generous man.

Caesar Kleberg went to work on the King Ranch in 1900. For almost thirty years he oversaw the operations of the sprawling Norias division, a vast acreage in South Texas where he came to appreciate the importance of rangeland not only for cattle but also for wildlife.

Creating a wildlife management and conservation initiative far ahead of its time, Kleberg established strict hunting rules and a program of enlightened habitat restoration. Because of his efforts and foresight, by his death in 1946 there were more white-tailed deer, wild turkey, bobwhite quail, javelinas, and mourning dove on the King Ranch than in the rest of the state.

Kleberg’s legacy lives on at the Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute in Kingsville, where a research program he helped found has gained recognition far beyond the pastures of Norias.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623495053
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 01/20/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 376
File size: 16 MB
Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

About the Author

DUANE M. LEACH is former president of Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University–Kingsville) and a trustee of the Caesar Kleberg Foundation for Wildlife Conservation. He lives in Texarkana, Texas.

Interviews


Texarkana, Texas

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews