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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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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
steen s saline
Steen’s Saline
  • Smith County
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Veatch, 1902. The salines of north Louisiana. Special Report No.2,In A report on the geology of Louisiana

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