Conservation Matters August 2016

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

  • Eckstein presenting Sept. 15 seminar on water lessons from Israel
    Eckstein presenting Sept. 15 seminar on water lessons from Israel

    Gabriel Eckstein, professor of law at the Texas A&M University School of Law, will present a seminar Sept. 15 at Texas A&M University. The seminar, Water Scarcity, Challenges, and Opportunities: Lessons from Israel, will begin at 4 p.m. in the Gates Ballroom of the Memorial Student Center, with a reception to follow from 5 to 6 p.m.  

  • Symposium brings mollusk experts together to discuss research
    Symposium brings mollusk experts together to discuss research

    More than 75 scientists, students and others heard from experts on topics related to mollusk conservation during the Texas Mollusk Symposium Aug. 8-11 in Dallas. The symposium was a collaborative effort of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, University of Texas at Tyler, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources.

  • Central Texas caves yield surprises in IRNR mammal surveys
    Central Texas caves yield surprises in IRNR mammal surveys

    Researchers studying the impact of small mammals on cave habitats with endangered invertebrate species got a prickly surprise when they discovered large numbers of porcupines parading in and out of dozens of caves in the San Antonio area.

  • UCOWR call for special sessions
    UCOWR call for special sessions

    The Conference Planning Committee of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) have invited proposals for special sessions during the conference, set for June 13-15, 2017 in Fort Collins, Colorado.

  • North Texas landowners invited to conservation easement workshop
    North Texas landowners invited to conservation easement workshop

    Organizers of the North Texas Conservation Easement Workshop are aiming to help rural landowners hang on to their piece of the state. The conference will start with registration at 9:15 a.m., followed by the program from 9:45 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Parker County, 604 N. Main Street in Weatherford.

  • Sea Grant projects improving flood-control, water quality in Houston area
    Sea Grant projects improving flood-control, water quality in Houston area

    Volunteers and staff from the Texas Coastal Watershed Program (TCWP) and Clear Lake City’s Exploration Green Conservancy raced an oncoming storm earlier this summer and saw first-hand the effectiveness of their work to help manage floodwaters and improve water quality in the Galveston Bay watershed.

  • Sept. 8 water roundtable panel discussion in Austin
    Sept. 8 water roundtable panel discussion in Austin

    The Texas Leadership Roundtable on Water is hosting a panel discussion with Texas water experts 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Betty King Committee Room of the Texas Senate.

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