Meeting the Water Needs of Texans and Wildlife is Sept. 12 Webinar topic

Meeting the Water Needs of Texans and Wildlife is Sept. 12 Webinar topic

Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu

Contact: Blake Addredge, 979-845-0916, balldredge@tamu.edu

 

COLLEGE STATION – The “Meeting the Water Needs of Texans and Wildlife” webinar is set from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 12.

The webinar is the third and final installment of a summer series conducted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Trinity Waters.

To view the webinar, go to the Forestry Webinars Portal at http://forestrywebinars.net/ and click on the title at least three days prior to the airing date to ensure your Java version is compatible with the webinar system. “Treasuring the Trinity: Challenges and Opportunities” and “Turning Your Land Into a Sponge,” the first two webinars, are also available under the “Previous Webinar” tab.

Dr. Jim Cathey, AgriLife Extension wildlife specialist at College Station, will present the upcoming webinar which focuses on how proper land stewardship on private property can enhance wildlife habitat and agricultural productivity while greatly improving the quality and quantity of water coming off the land.

Cathey will focus on the land management techniques necessary to accomplish those goals. He will also speak on AgriLife Extension’s and Trinity Waters’ and other partners’ efforts to improve the Trinity River basin’s water resources.

Other topics will include prairie restoration for quail, livestock production and water quality, North Texas water districts’ wetland efforts to enhance water supplies while providing large areas of wildlife habitat, and how the Chambers Creek Water Quality Initiative provides technical and financial help to landowners implementing conservation practices in Ellis and Navarro counties.

For more information on the webinars or the “Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin” project, visit the Trinity Rivers website at http://trinitywaters.org.

The Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin project is managed by the Texas Water Resources Institute and funded by the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board through a Clean Water Act grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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