Ricky Linex

Ricky Linex retired in 2021 as a wildlife biologist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service and now works as a range and wildlife consultant.

With NRCS, Linex worked 52 counties in north central Texas covering the Rolling Plains, Cross Timbers, Blackland Prairie, and Post Oak Savannah vegetational regions. He worked 38.5 years with NRCS in Goldthwaite, Snyder, Abilene, and Weatherford.

He is the author of Range Plants of North Central Texas, A Land Users Guide to Their Identification, Value and Management, a plant identification book for Texas. Range Plants was recognized in 2015 as an outstanding publication by the Texas Chapter – The Wildlife Society, the Native Plant Society of Texas, and the Texas Section – Society for Range Management.

Weatherford, TX, USA

Native Plant Society of Texas - Cross Timbers Chapter; Society for Range Management - Certified Professional in Range Management; Texas Chapter, The Wildlife Society - Certified Wildlife Biologist; Presenter at Texas MN, MG, NPSOT Native Prairies Association chapters across North, West and Central Texas

Presentations Offered:

  • In Search of a Perfect Red The story of how the insect cochineal and prickly pear cactus forged a dyeing industry that lasted for centuries. Presentation looks back through American and foreign history as nations sought […]
  • Using Reading the Land to Understand Land Stewardship Presentation introduces how to first “read the land” to understand what has happened in the past, what is happening now and what may be in the future meshing with an […]
  • Medicinal Applications of Native Plants by Native Americans Presentation showcases 45 native Texas forbs, shrubs and trees that were used medicinally by many tribes across Texas and the southern US. The treatment method and the illness or disease […]