‘Turning Your Land Into a Sponge’ is focus of upcoming webinar

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

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


COLLEGE STATION – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Trinity Waters are continuing their land and management series with the webinar “Turning Your Land Into a Sponge.”

The webinar is set from noon-1 p.m. Aug. 8. To view the webinar, go to the Forestry Webinars Portal at http://forestrywebinar.net/ and click on Turning Your Land Into a Sponge. Blake Alldredge, AgriLife Extension Trinity Waters associate, College Station, who coordinates the webinars, recommends that participants visit the website three days prior to the webinar to be sure they have the latest version of Java compatible with the webinar system.

“Dr. Larry Redmon, AgriLife Extension state forage specialist at College Station, will conduct this webinar,” said Alldredge. “He will be discussing different techniques ranchers can employ to protect their pastures before, during and after drought to continue being sustainable, productive and profitable in their livestock operation.

“By implementing proper management practices, landowners will enhance not only their livestock operations but also the wildlife component and water resources in their area which will greatly benefit many Texans elsewhere.”

Alldredge said the purpose of the webinar series is to enhance land stewardship and water conservation in rural and urban areas of the Trinity River basin which are critical for water availability in the future.

The first webinar on July 11, “Treasuring the Trinity: Challenges and Opportunities,” can still be viewed at the Forestry Webinars Portal under the “Previous Webinars” tab.

The final webinar, “Meeting the Water Needs for Texans and Wildlife,” will be conducted from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 12.

For more information on the webinars or the Building Partnerships for Cooperative Conservation in the Trinity River Basin project, visit the Trinity Waters 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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