would, first of all, like to introduce myself to you. My
name is John Childress. I retired in January of 2010 after
over 30 years of service with the NRCS at Dalhart TX. I
worked designing pipelines, livestock and wildlife watering
systems, and windbreaks. I worked with farmers and ranchers
on conservation practices to control erosion and conserve
water on their lands. I am familiar with USDA cost share
programs and the standards and specifications for practices
that are cost shareable. I planned, wrote and administered
CRP contracts from the programs start in 1985.
For over 20 years, I have worked with the local chapter of
Quail Unlimited installing wildlife watering facilities and
windbreak plantings on the Rita Blanca National Grasslands
and private lands. The systems on the grasslands were
approved by the U.S. Forest Service.
I am a conservationist at heart. I am an avid hunter. My
love for wildlife goes beyond hunting. I have not hunted
quail for over 12 years, but continue to work to improve and
develop habitat for them. I believe that every hunter
should have a desire to help improve the habitat that the
game that they love need to survive. Wildlife needs the
same things that we need to live – food, water and cover.
Just like humans, they cannot survive without water. Birds
get most of their water from insects during the growing
season and from green plants that they eat throughout the
year. They will all go to standing water throughout the
year. During droughts there is very little green plant
material around and insects are scarce. They need the water
that we can supply.
7 ft. stand-alone Drinker
gallons of water