Conservation Matters June 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

AgriLife Extension sets Living Waters Conference for Aug. 19 in Junction

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Living Waters Conference beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Texas Tech Junction Center, 254 Red Raider Lane, in Junction.

Sign-in for the program is set for 8-8:30 a.m., followed immediately by presentations on the Lone Star Healthy Streams program, what constitutes a watershed, and water quality of the South Llano River watershed, said Sam Silvers, AgriLife Extension agent in Kimble County.

The conference speakers will include several AgriLife Extension personnel from College Station including: Dr. Larry Redmon, state forage specialist; Dr. Jim Cathey, associate department head of the wildlife and fisheries department and wildlife specialist; Dr. Dennis Sigler, horse specialist; Jennifer Peterson, water quality program specialist; and Dr. Barron Rector, range specialist. Other scheduled AgriLife Extension speakers include Dr. Bob Lyons, range specialist at Uvalde, and Dr. Alyson McDonald, range specialist at Fort Stockton.

Individual registration is $35, which includes lunch and the interactive South Llano River float trip.

For more information and to register, visit or call 979.845.2604. Also see the AgriLife TODAY news release.

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