- Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan accepted by EPA
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently accepted the Upper Llano River Watershed Protection Plan, which will help prevent future declines in water quality and stream flow, according to plan developers.
- Texas’ weather extremes explained in new txH2O
The Texas Water Resources Institute recently published a new issue of txH2O, featuring insights into weather extremes in Texas. In the magazine, researchers and scientists explain Texas’ propensity for droughts as well as the Central Texas phenomenon of Flash Flood Alley.
- Fire science, management topics of Great Plains summit in December in Kansas
The Fire Summit 2016: Changing Fire Regimes, a regional conference on fire science in the Great Plains, is set for Dec. 7-9 at the Hilton Garden Inn Conference Center in Manhattan, Kansas.
- Utilities invited to AMI workshops throughout Texas
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI), Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station and Johnson Controls Inc. are holding advanced metering infrastructure system workshops for water utilities personnel in five Texas cities in November.
- Meet a scientist: Michael Schramm
Growing up in eastern North Carolina, Michael Schramm spent most of his youth surfing, fishing and exploring the rugged Atlantic coast. The barrier island beaches not only influenced his childhood activities but also helped develop his professional interests.
- Learn how to use the Texas Land Trends data tool
Texas' working and rural lands are undergoing fundamental changes due to fragmentation and conversion, according to experts at the Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources (IRNR).
- Late whooping crane migration expected in Texas
The iconic, endangered whooping crane has embarked on its annual fall migration and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding Texans to expect the large birds to be moving through the state in the weeks ahead as they travel to wintering grounds along the Texas coast.
- Riparian and stream ecosystem workshop coming to Centerville Nov. 9
The Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 9 in Centerville for area residents interested in land and water stewardship, to benefit stream and riparian areas along the Navasota River.
- New Take Care of Texas website features conservation tips, video contest
The new website recently launched by Take Care of Texas, an initiative of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, provides a variety of resources for Texans.
- Irrigation evaluation workshop Nov. 16 in Austin can help attendees save water, money
The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Lower Colorado River Authority will present a Landscape Irrigation System Evaluation Workshop Nov. 16 in Austin.
- Call for abstracts: 2017 Urban Riparian Symposium
The Urban Riparian Symposium will be held Feb. 15-17, 2017, in Houston, and natural resource professionals are invited to attend, share ideas and discuss management and policy issues.