Drawe, D. Lynn 1942–

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Drawe, D. Lynn 1942–

(Dale Lynn Drawe)


Full name, Dale Lynn Drawe; born November 3, 1942, in Mercedes, TX; son of Dale U. (a rancher) and Doris (a homemaker) Drawe; married Kathleen Kious (a teacher), August 24, 1964; children: Kimberly Anne, Pamela Lynn. Ethnicity: "Anglo-Caucasian." Education: Texas College of Arts and Industries (now Texas A&M University—Kingsville), B.S., 1964; Texas Tech University, M.S., 1967; Utah State University, Ph.D., 1971. Politics: "Independent Conservative." Religion: Methodist. Hobbies and other interests: Hunting, fishing, physical fitness.


Office—Welder Wildlife Foundation, P.O. Box 1400, Sinton, TX 78387. E-mail—[email protected]


Texas A&I University (now Texas A&M University—Kingsville), Kingsville, assistant professor of agriculture, 1970-74; Welder Wildlife Foundation, Sinton, TX, assistant director, 1974-98, director, 1999—. Private rancher; consultant on rangeland ecology and ecosystem management.


Society for Range Management (president of Texas section, 1997-98), Wildlife Society (president of Texas chapter, 1995), Sinton Rotary Club (president, 1989, 1999).


Society for Range Management, Outstanding Achievement Award, 1993, award for outstanding contribution to range management, 1994; named outstanding alumnus, College of Agriculture, Texas Tech University, 1998; Professional Achievement Award, College of Natural Resources, Utah State University, 2000; Distinguished Alumnus Award, Texas A&M University—Kingsville, 2007; Honorary Life Member, The Wildlife Society, 2007.


(With James H. Everitt) Trees, Shrubs, and Cacti of South Texas, Texas Tech University Press (Lubbock, TX), 1993, revised edition, 2002.

(With Stephan L. Hatch and Joseph L. Schuster) Grasses of the Texas Gulf Coastal Prairies and Marshes, Texas A&M University Press (College Station, TX), 1999.

(With James H. Everitt and Robert I. Leonard) Broad-Leaved Herbaceous Plants of South Texas: Used by Livestock and Wildlife, Texas Tech University Press (Lubbock, TX), 1999.

Contributor of nearly 100 articles to scientific journals.


D. Lynn Drawe once told CA: "I was born and raised on a cattle ranch in deep South Texas, and this made me aware of the monte or chaparral at an early age. Chaparral is a rich mixture of more than 200 species of thorny, many-stemmed woody plants, many of which provide food and cover for the wildlife in the area. When I was young, my father taught me the value of these plants to livestock and wildlife. My acquaintances in the Texas ranch-land included old-timers who had grown up on the land and knew the value of these plants from their own experiences or from their parents. It was both an opportunity and a challenge to learn scientific and common names for a small number of these species present in the Coastal Bend region of South Texas for my first advanced degree. Subsequently, in my continuing professional experience, I have learned most of the plants of South Texas. Writing Trees, Shrubs, and Cacti of South Texas with Jim Everitt allowed us both to impart some of this knowledge to others."

Drawe later added: "It has been a challenge and a pleasure to add broad-leafed herbaceous plants and grasses to this series."