Conservation Matters June 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

New IRNR and TWRI Projects

Golden Cheeked Warbler Fecundity/Banding for Long Term Monitoring JB San Antonio-Camp Bullis; Presence/Absence Survey of Black-capped Vireo and Associated Habitat Delineation on Laughlin AFB; and Mesomammals at JB San Antonio-Lackland

Joint Base San Antonio environmental program ensures military mission activities are conducted in compliance with all applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies. The objectives of the Gulf Coast Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit are to provide research, technical assistance and education to federal land management, environmental and research agencies and their potential partners; develop a program of research, technical assistance and education that involves the biological, physical, and social, sciences needed to address resource issues and interdisciplinary problem-solving at multiple scales and in an ecosystem context at the local, regional, and national level; and place special emphasis on the working collaboration among federal agencies and universities and their related partner institutions. Based on the goals, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources will provide the necessary personnel, equipment, and materials required to conduct research support and technical assistance for the natural resources program within the JBSA Natural Resources Program.

Funded by: DOD – Corps of Engineers through the Gulf Coast CESU

Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Camp Bullis and Laughlin Air Force Base

National Water Quality Initiative Monitoring Supplies and Equipment

TWRI will purchase the monitoring supplies and equipment needed to initiate a long-term monitoring program in the Lake O' the Pines that will: 1) assess sources of nutrient loading at the sub-watershed scale, 2) determine priority sub-watersheds needing land treatment, 3) determine the impacts of NWQI in the Lake O' the Pines watershed.

Funded by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board

Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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