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Welcome Saline Conference/TORCH. Since 1912 Since 2012. Thanks to:. Morton Salt…Ed Fasulo Joy Global Corp….Dan Flournoy Mr. Ben E. Jarvis…Steen Saline Jason Singhurst TPWD co-chair Kim Norton BRIT Clifford Shackelford TPWD moderator Craig Rudolph USFS Wayne Elisens TORCH

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Welcome saline conference torch
Welcome Saline Conference/TORCH

  • Since 1912

  • Since 2012


Thanks to
Thanks to:

  • Morton Salt…Ed Fasulo

  • Joy Global Corp….Dan Flournoy

  • Mr. Ben E. Jarvis…Steen Saline

  • Jason Singhurst TPWD co-chair

  • Kim Norton BRIT

  • Clifford Shackelford TPWD moderator

  • Craig Rudolph USFS

  • Wayne Elisens TORCH

  • Amanda Neill TORCH


Torch
TORCH

  • Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria

  • NSF funded effort at broad scale cooperation


Saline prairies and marshes of inland east texas
Saline Prairies and Marshes of Inland East Texas

  • Sources of information

    • Soil surveys

    • Google earth

    • Geology reports

    • Digital newspapers…today we know more about the past than they did in the past.

  • Which are gone

  • Significance…salt running like a thread throughout Texas History

    • Caddo

    • Spanish early grants French Fort LeDout (Woldert site)

    • Anglo Pedro Ellias Bean seed tick springs

    • Civil war

    • Oil/gas, salt sulphur (Woldert wells)

    • Salt, sulphur

    • China?

  • Need cooperative effort

  • Research questions

    • Origin and age?

    • Vicariance or dispersal?

    • Plant Source for phytoremediation?

    • Gene source for engineering?

    • Converting polluted sites to endangered species habitat?


  • Origin and formation
    Origin and Formation

    • Jurassic salts

    • Deposited up to 8km deep



    Younger domes older basins marshes
    Younger = domesOlder = basins, marshes



    Steen s saline
    Steen’s Saline

    • Smith County



    Veatch, 1902. The salines of north Louisiana. Special Report No.2,In A report on the geology of Louisiana


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