- TWRI Mills Scholar finds high flow events critical for lower Brazos fish
Tony Rodger, who graduated earlier this month with a master’s degree from the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences at Texas A&M University, studied minnow species in the lower Brazos River Basin to determine how environmental flows affected early life stage survival. His study concluded that high flow events help maintain the biodiversity of fish within the lower Brazos River.
- Texas A&M policy internship program celebrates 25 years
Since 1990, top students from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University have launched their careers with internships that allow them to directly interact with policymaking at the state, national or international level.
- TCEQ: Watermaster program for Brazos has begun
The Brazos Watermaster Program office officially opened June 1, with Molly Mohler serving as the first watermaster for the Brazos. She has nine years of experience in managing the Concho River in West Texas, according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), which oversees the program.
- New IRNR-supported feral hog video series offers management expertise
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is taking steps to help landowners manage the state’s ever-increasing feral hog population. A recent step is the Wild Pig Management Video Series.
- AgriLife Research study shows population changes cause woodlands encroachment
Woody plant encroachment is one of the biggest challenges facing rangelands worldwide, but it consistently has been under-measured and poorly understood, according to Dr. Matthew Berg, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research postdoctoral research associate in the Texas A&M University Department of Ecosystem Science and Management. He is trying to change both the understanding and measurement with his latest study, which was published in the July issue of Rangeland Ecology and Management.
- USGS model provides better understanding of Edwards Aquifer
Scientists have a better understanding of how water flows throughout the San Antonio, Texas, segment of the Edwards Aquifer because of a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) groundwater flow model, developed in cooperation with the San Antonio Water System (SAWS), according to USGS.
- SWAT Conference set for Oct. 12-16 at Purdue University
Purdue University will host the 2015 Soil and Water Assessment Tool (SWAT) Conference Oct. 14-16 in West Lafayette, Indiana. Five workshops will also be held prior to the conference, Oct. 12-13.
- AgriLife Extension quail experts anticipate big 2015 season, offer habitat tips
From seemingly teetering on the brink of extinction to roaring back with a vengeance, wild quail seem to have made a miraculous comeback across Texas, said one wildlife expert.
- Water, energy, food symposium to be held Nov. 19 in Austin
Organizers of the Navigating Agriculture through the Water-Energy-Food Nexus Symposium plan to get the agricultural industry talking about how to feed 9 billion people by 2050, in a time of increased competition for limited natural resources, according to David Smith, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program specialist.
- As wildfire season continues, landowners can watch for these potential fire situations
Wildfire season is here, and there is fuel to burn, said Dr. Morgan Russell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service range specialist. During the week of Aug. 9, the Texas A&M Forest Service responded to 68 fires on 22,519 acres, and large fires were reported in Kimble, Edwards, Tom Green and Crockett counties, according to Russell.
- Public invited to water quality training Sept. 9 in Rancho Viejo for Brownsville-Resaca watersheds
A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Brownsville-Resaca watersheds will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 9 at the Rancho Viejo Resort and Country Club, 1 Rancho Viejo Drive.
- Private water well screening set for Sept. 9 in Hillsboro
The Texas Well Owner Network is offering a water well screening 8:30 –10 a.m. Sept. 9 in Hillsboro to give area residents the opportunity to have their well water tested.