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Fifth-generation Shelby County landowner wins TPW's 2017 Land Steward Award

Greg Grant is a recipient of the Lone Star Land Steward Award by Texas Parks & Wildlife. His Shelby County property is managed for wildlife habitat.  (Source: TPW) Greg Grant is a recipient of the Lone Star Land Steward Award by Texas Parks & Wildlife. His Shelby County property is managed for wildlife habitat. (Source: TPW)
Grant spots a red-headed woodpecker, just one of several native cavity-nesting birds he wants to protect. (Source: TPW) Grant spots a red-headed woodpecker, just one of several native cavity-nesting birds he wants to protect. (Source: TPW)
Grant knew as a little boy he wanted to live and manage property once owned by his great grandparents. (Source: TPW) Grant knew as a little boy he wanted to live and manage property once owned by his great grandparents. (Source: TPW)
SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

is Smith County horticulturist Greg Grant was a recipient of the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department's 2017 Lone Star Land Steward Award.

Grant is one of 57 residents of Arcadia in Shelby County.

The fifth-generation landowner persistently restored the land to serve native habitat and provide education of his fellow landowners. 

Grant's goal is to create habitat for native cavity-nesting birds. 

"I've been a woodpecker fan since birth, and of course, you can't have woodpeckers unless you have dead trees,” Grant said. There's a whole host of species that take place and live because a tree dies. Well, dead trees are just as important in the ecosystem as a live tree."

The former plant researcher at Stephen F. Austin State Univesity’s Pineywoods Native Plant Center is currently an AgriLife horitculturist in Smith County.
    
You can watch the entire Texas Parks and Wildlife video on Greg Grant by clicking this link.

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