Conservation Matters June 2016

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

  • Wagner named to UCOWR board of directors
    Wagner named to UCOWR board of directors

    Dr. Kevin Wagner, Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) deputy director of engagement, was recently elected to serve on the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) board of directors

  • IRNR researchers survey bat populations in Texas, anticipating white-nose syndrome
    IRNR researchers survey bat populations in Texas, anticipating white-nose syndrome

     Since January, researchers from the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) Bat and Hibernacula Project have been surveying sites across Texas to monitor winter bats and roosts and assess hibernacula, or hibernating environments, prior to the probable arrival of white-nose syndrome.

  • Draft Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan available for public comment
    Draft Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan available for public comment

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) and Texas Tech University Llano River Field Station, working with the Upper Llano Watershed Coordination Committee, recently completed the draft Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan. Stakeholders in the watershed can provide comments on the plan through July 8, during the formal public comment period.

  • Meet a scientist: Perry Barboza
    Meet a scientist: Perry Barboza

    Alaska is home to some of the largest animals in North America, such as moose, caribou and muskoxen. While there, Dr. Perry Barboza spent a lot of time thinking and working on these iconic species that roam the tundra and forests.

  • TPW Commission adopts amended deer movement rules
    TPW Commission adopts amended deer movement rules

    After extensive public testimony, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved an amended set of regulations for artificial movement of deer by permit as part of the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) management plan, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

  • Tres Palacios July 7 water quality meeting open to the public
    Tres Palacios July 7 water quality meeting open to the public

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) is hosting a meeting July 7 for anyone interested in improving and protecting the Tres Palacios Creek watershed along the Texas Gulf Coast.

  • Stocked fish ponds more susceptible to oxygen depletion during summer months
    Stocked fish ponds more susceptible to oxygen depletion during summer months

    Summer is beginning to heat up in Texas, and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert advises landowners to start monitoring stocked ponds for oxygen depletion.

  • Navasota River watershed stakeholders invited to public planning meetings
    Navasota River watershed stakeholders invited to public planning meetings

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board are hosting two public meetings in July for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Navasota River and its watershed downstream of Lake Limestone. 

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