New Waves November 2008

Breaking news about water resources research and education in Texas

AgriLife Research, Extension to investigate Cowhouse Creek conservation practices

A team of Texas AgriLife Research scientists and Texas AgriLife Extension Service specialists has received a $647,000 federal grant to evaluate the impacts of conservation practices within the Cowhouse Creek watershed in Central Texas.

“The purpose of our efforts will be to understand how specific conservation practices affect the watershed’s overall health and landscape,” said Dr. Bradford Wilcox, the AgriLife Research rangeland specialist who is leading the project.

The three-year grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service. Counties included in the study are Hamilton, Coryell and Bell counties.

“Results from this project will provide agencies and landowners with an understanding of how alternative conservation practices, timing of implementation and distribution of conservation efforts impact grazing lands and assist in achieving watershed health goals,” said Dr. Bill Fox, assistant professor with the Blackland Research and Extension Center in Temple and project researcher.

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