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txH2O Summer 2012

IRNR wins 2012 Superior Service Award

The Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources recently received the Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s 2012 Superior Service Award in the team category for its Military Sustainability Program.

The annual Superior Service Awards recognize AgriLife Extension faculty and staff members who provide outstanding performance in Extension education or service to the organization.

"Although relatively new, the Military Sustainability Program has accomplished much through the innovation and diligence of each of its team members," said Dr. Neal Wilkins, the institute’s director. "Each member has used his expertise to help develop numerous programs that ensure military readiness while also protecting natural resources."

"Military readiness ensures our troops are ready for combat and is dependent on the ability for the military to test and train on its land," Roel Lopez said.

"This program supports the military’s training mission through improving land management practices, training military natural resource professionals and developing regional partnerships," Lopez said.

The program is a collaborative effort of the institute with federal natural resource agencies, state agencies, private landowner groups and the U.S. Department of Defense, he said.

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