Conservation Matters October 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

New IRNR and TWRI projects: July - October 2014

Delivering Education Programs Focused on Stakeholder Needs to Address Agricultural NPS in the Arroyo Colorado Watershed
Funded by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension District 12, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District #319, TSSWCB Harlingen Regional Office

Statewide Bacterial Source Tracking Program for FY 2015
Funded by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, TAMU Department of Soil and Crop Sciences, University of Texas School of Public Health at El Paso

City of San Antonio Water Plan
Funded by: City of San Antonio
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Assessing the Conservation Status of Native Freshwater Mussels (Family: Unionidae) in the Trinity River Basin
Funded by: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Supporting Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) and TMDL Implementation Plan (I-Plan) Development for Bacteria in the Tidal Segments of the Mission and Aransas Rivers and their Tributaries
Funded by: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas Institute of Applied Environmental Research

Drought Survivability Study
Funded by: Texas Water Foundation
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, City of Austin, City of Georgetown, San Antonio River Authority, San Antonio Water Systems

GIS Database Development and Support
Funded by: East Wildlife Foundation
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

EWF Monitoring Program Design and Pilot Evaluation Phase 1 Year 2
Funded by: East Wildlife Foundation
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M University at Kingsville

East Wildlife Foundation Wildlife and Vegetation Response to Experimental Grazing Regimes on the Lytton Pasture Pretreatment Data Collection
Funded by: East Wildlife Foundation
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Freshwater mussel survey of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River below the outlet works spillway at Benbrook Lake, Benbrook, Texas
Funded by: Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Gulf Coast Prairie LCC FY 15 Support
Funded by: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Department of Interior
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Technical Natural Resource Management Support for Joint Base San Antonio
Funded by: Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Implementation Plan (I-Plan) Evaluation for the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) for Dissolved Oxygen Lake O' the Pines
Funded by: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Leon River On-site Sewage Facility Financial Incentive Program
Funded by: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Coryell County, Texas

Coordinating Implementation of the Leon River Watershed Protection Plan
Funded by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

Implementation of Intensive Water Quality Monitoring and Evaluation to Support the Lake O’ the Pines National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI) – Phase I
Funded by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Lower Keys Marsh Rabbits - Management Plan
Funded by: Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Lower Keys Marsh Rabbits - Option Year 3
Funded by: Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Approach to Address Bacterial Impairments in Basins 15, 16 and 17
Funded by: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas Institute of Applied Environmental Research, Texas Stream Team

Natural Resources Support Cannon AFB and Melrose AFB New Mexico
Funded by: Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Natural Resources Support Holloman AFB-NM
Funded by: Corp of Engineers, Department of Defense
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Basin Approach to Address Bacterial Impairments in the Navasota River Watershed
Funded by: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Watershed protection plan development for the Navasota River below Lake Limestone
Funded by: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Department of Soil and Crop Sciences

Improving Water Productivity and New Water Management Technologies to Sustain Rural Economies – TAMU
Funded by: Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Partners: Texas Water Resources Institute; Texas A&M AgriLife Research; Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Centers at Amarillo, Lubbock and Vernon; Agricultural Research Service at Bushland and Lubbock

Slowing the Expansion of Woodlands and Increasing the Resilience of Grasslands in the Southern Great Plains
Funded by: National Science Foundation
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Integrated Movement Models for Rio Grande Wild Turkey Habitat Selection
Funded by: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Task Force Funds 2015
Funded by: Texas A&M University System
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

UT Lands Ecological Review - FY15
Funded by: University of Texas System, University Lands, Surface Interests
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

UT Lands Endangered Species Review
Funded by: University of Texas System, University Lands, Surface Interests
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Endangered Species Research Projects for the Western Chicken Turtle
Funded by: Comptroller of Public Accounts
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

Distribution of Western Yellow-billed Cuckoos and Southwestern Willow Flycatchers in West Texas
Funded by: Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Partners: Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

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