Conservation Matters March 2016

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

  • TWRI, IRNR support Soil and Water Stewardship Week
    TWRI, IRNR support Soil and Water Stewardship Week

    The Texas Water Resources Institute and the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources are partnering with the Association of Texas Soil and Water Conservation Districts, Texas Wildlife Association, Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association and Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board to highlight the importance of voluntary land stewardship in Texas during the annual Soil and Water Stewardship Week, April 24-May 1.

  • Two Texas A&M-led projects selected as part of White House Water Summit
    Two Texas A&M-led projects selected as part of White House Water Summit

    Two Texas A&M University System-led projects were recently highlighted as part of the White House Water Summit held on March 22 — World Water Day.

  • Campana discusses water management approaches at Texas A&M Water Daze
    Campana discusses water management approaches at Texas A&M Water Daze

    National expert on groundwater and sustainable water management Dr. Michael Campana championed the importance of integrated water resources management (IWRM) to the nation’s water supply, stressing that successful IWRM is “a process, not a prescription” during his keynote lecture at the March 29 Water Daze event at Texas A&M University.

  • TWRI awards two graduate research grants
    TWRI awards two graduate research grants

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) has awarded U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) graduate research grants to two students for March 2016 – February 2017.

  • Four-year, $10 million grant will focus on Ogallala Aquifer
    Four-year, $10 million grant will focus on Ogallala Aquifer

    Water challenges and agricultural sustainability in the Ogallala Aquifer region are the focus of a four-year, $10 million grant that will include scientists from the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), Texas A&M AgriLife Research and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

  • Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program funds first round of grants at $1.4 million
    Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Program funds first round of grants at $1.4 million

    To help bring more than 14,300 acres of the state’s high-value working farm and ranch lands under long-term protection, the Texas Farm and Ranch Lands Conservation Council has approved land trust funding totaling $1.4 million for a wide array of conservation easements, according to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD).

  • Riparian and stream ecosystem workshops set for April, May
    Riparian and stream ecosystem workshops set for April, May

    The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI)’s Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program is hosting three free workshops in April and May for Texas residents interested in land and water stewardship.

  • Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings scheduled for April
    Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings scheduled for April

    Anyone interested in private water well management is invited to attend upcoming Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings around the state.

  • TWDB taking public comments on Draft 2017 State Water Plan
    TWDB taking public comments on Draft 2017 State Water Plan

    The public comment period for the Draft 2017 State Water Plan for Texas is now open. The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will receive public comments on the draft plan until 5:00 pm on Monday, April 25, 2016.

  • New Carters Creek watershed reports published
    New Carters Creek watershed reports published

    The Texas Water Resources Institute’s water team recently finalized several projects concerning the Carters Creek watershed and published technical reports on its findings.

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