- As deadly screwworms reduce Key deer herd, IRNR and Texas A&M help multi-agency effort
After being eradicated from the United States for more than 30 years, New World screwworm flies reappeared in the lower Florida Keys this year. Screwworms have infested the endangered Florida Key deer population, which is spread across 11 islands. Approximately 130 deer, mostly males, have been killed by or euthanized due to the infestation, according to researchers.
- Funding opportunity: 2017 USGS Water Resources National Competitive Grant announced
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has announced the request for pre-proposals for the National Competitive Grant Program by the U.S. Geological Survey, in cooperation with the National Institutes for Water Resources.
- Watersheds across Texas benefit from bacterial source tracking research team’s work
For more than a decade, the Texas Bacterial Source Tracking Program has improved the identification process for bacterial pollution sources in watersheds across Texas to help restore water quality and protect human health, according to a Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) official.
- Seen a bat? IRNR research team asks for Texans’ help
The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR) bat research team is asking for help from citizens in its efforts to document bat populations in Texas.
- UCOWR/NIWR Conference issues call for abstracts
The 2017 the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR) and the National Institutes for Water Resources (NIWR) conference will be held June 13-15, 2017, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
- TWDB publishes 2017 State Water Plan
The 2011 statewide drought is ranked as the most severe one-year drought on record. In the five years since, 16 regional water planning groups throughout the state have worked to develop regional water plans that would form the basis for the 2017 State Water Plan.
- Texas Sea Grant requests research proposals
The Texas Sea Grant College Program has released its 2018-2020 request for research proposals.
- TPWD announces support of USFWS proposal to delist black-capped vireo
In a December news release, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) announced its support of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) proposal to remove the black-capped vireo from the federal endangered species list. USFWS is accepting public comments on the proposal.
- TWDB opens applications for Agricultural Water Conservation Grants
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is soliciting applications for Agricultural Water Conservation Grants. The total amount of the grants to be awarded under this request for applications by the TWDB will not exceed $600,000 from the Agricultural Water Conservation Fund.