Conservation Matters January 2013

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Trinity Waters hosting another round of land and water workshops

Trinity BasinTrinity Waters and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service are hosting a second round of water and land management workshops in the Trinity River basin. The workshops will be held Feb. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Conservation Center, 5301 County Road 4812, in Athens, and Feb. 8 from 1-5 p.m. at the Walker County Storm Shelter, 455 State Highway 75 North, in Huntsville.

According to organizers, topics in this round of workshops will include: land use and ownership trends in the Trinity River basin, Texas Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit requirements for pesticide applicators, land management with the TRIMS mapping tool and developing a water quality management plan. 

"The initial round of workshops focused on the basics of watershed functions and features, as well as water quality management in Texas, which provides the foundation for stakeholders to understand how to manage land in a way to improve water resources," said Blake Alldredge, AgriLife Extension associate and education and outreach coordinator for Trinity Waters.

He said that presentations from the first round of workshops may be found on the AgriLife Extension wildlife and fisheries unit's YouTube channel at youtube.com/user/WFSCAgriLife.

To attend a workshop, RSVP by contacting Alldredge at balldredge@tamu.edu or 979.845.0916, or see nrt.tamu.edu/schedule.

Alldredge said a third round of workshops focused on pasture management and feral hog control would be forthcoming in 2013.

The Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin project is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a Clean Water Act grant from the U.S Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information, see the full AgriLife TODAY article or visit trinitywaters.org.

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