Environmental Inventory

This project involved the collection of various characteristics and attributes found within the Freeman Ranch area in San Marcos. These characteristics ranged from geographical and geological to cultural and historical features. This collection of attributes was an exercise designed to help students understand the many different characteristics of a location. The process would require students to research attributes using different types of data sources from various entities.


Students had to conduct an environmental inventory of a part of the Freeman Ranch area found in San Marcos, Texas. Freeman Ranch is a large plot of land that contains a variety of activities and opportunities for students and classes. The task required students to divide into groups and conduct a survey which would fully encompass most characteristics of the area. findings would include:

• Site Description

• Natural Environment

• Geology and Landforms

• Climate

• Land Use Inventory

Environmental Inventory Data:

The site description only required basic geographic information such as location (latitude/longitude) and ownership.