- Meet a scientist: Georgianne Moore
Whether it’s on an island off the coast of Georgia, under the canopy of a rainforest in Costa Rica or in the arid Trans-Pecos in West Texas, for Dr. Georgianne Moore, working in the field is where she feels most at home.
- Aggies hosting Annual Turfgrass Field Day Oct. 14
The Texas A&M Turfgrass and Landscape Field Day will be held Oct. 14 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Turfgrass Field Lab in College Station.
- Register by Oct. 12 for the Texas Watershed Planning Short Course
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host the Texas Watershed Planning Short Course Oct. 19-22 near Bandera. The four-day course will be held at the Mayan Dude Ranch, 350 Mayan Ranch Road, about 47 miles northwest of San Antonio.
- Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering presenting seminar series
The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at Texas A&M University will host an interdisciplinary seminar series this fall featuring experts in hydrology, agricultural technology, modeling, soil sensing and more.
- Private water well screenings coming to North Texas counties in October
The Texas Well Owner Network will offer screenings in October for Somervell, Hood, Palo Pinto, Parker and Wise counties to give residents the opportunity to have their well water analyzed for common contaminants.
- IRNR to conduct GIS training Oct. 21-22 in College Station
The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) will conduct an Introduction to ArcGIS 10 training course Oct. 21-22 in College Station.
- Call for Special Sessions issued for annual UCOWR and NIWR conference
- Greater sage-grouse not listed under ESA following conservation campaign
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has concluded that the greater sage-grouse does not warrant protection under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). According to the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), an unprecedented, landscape-scale conservation effort across the western United States has significantly reduced threats to the rangeland bird across 90 percent of the species’ breeding habitat and enabled the decision.
- Tres Palacios Creek watershed partnership meeting set for Oct. 8
Those interested in becoming involved in a partnership to improve and protect the Tres Palacios Creek watershed along the Texas Gulf Coast are urged to attend an Oct. 8 meeting in Palacios. The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) will host the free meeting at 1 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 209 Lucas Ave.
- Center for Infrastructure Renewal announced by TEES and TTI
The state of Texas has appropriated billions of dollars over the next biennium to address the state’s transportation infrastructure, including $5 million for the construction of the Center for Infrastructure Renewal (CIR), a joint venture between the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI).
- Agricultural law symposium will be Oct. 30 at TAMU Law School
The Texas A&M University Law Review is hosting a symposium, Farm to Table: Agricultural Law in the Era of Sustainability, Oct. 30 in Fort Worth at the Texas A&M School of Law. The event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Amon G. Carter Lecture Hall, 1515 Commerce St.
- New environmental markets projects receive NRCS grants
Environmental markets are the buying and selling of ecosystem services such as clean air and water, and wildlife habitat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is a federal leader in supporting the development of environmental markets, largely through its Conservation Innovation Grants (CIG) program, according to NRCS.
- Applied biodiversity scholars program applications due Oct. 9
The Applied Biodiversity Science Conservation Scholars Program, an undergraduate internship program open to all undergraduates at Texas A&M University and Texas A&M – Galveston, is accepting applications through Oct. 9.