Edwards Plateau and Llano Uplift
Project by Caleb Segers
The Edwards Plateau got its name from Haden Harrison Edwards, who brought 800 families to Texas in1825. He is also the namesake for Edwards County, which is one of 40 counties that make up the Edwards Plateau.
The area consists of many caves, savannas, grazing regions, with many rivers running throughout. The caves are mostly limestone and serve as homes for many forms of wildlife, including Mexican free-tailed bats, cattle, sheep, Angora goats, reptiles, and birds. Of these birds, is the Golden-cheeked Warbler.
Native Americans were the first to call this Texas Ecoregion home. The area was host to several tribes including the Jumano. Coahuiltecan, Apacheria, Lipan and Mescalero Apaches, the Comanche, and the Penateka band of the Southern Comanche.