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.