Inside Austin Gardens Tour set for May 6

AUSTIN — The Travis County Master Gardeners Association will present the Inside Austin Gardens Tour from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 6. Coordinators said the tour provides a rare look inside five private gardens and one public experimental garden, which demonstrate realistic, sustainable gardening practices for Central Texas. “Native and well-adapted plants require less water and […]

Riparian, stream ecosystem workshop set for April 18 in Bandera

BANDERA – The Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will host a free workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. April 18 in Bandera for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the Medina and Sabinal rivershed areas. The morning session will be at the Mansfield Park Recreational […]

Social media training for natural resources professionals April 13-14 in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas Watershed Planning Program of the Texas Water Resources Institute will hold a social media workshop for natural resources professionals April 13-14 at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, 12100 Park 35 Circle in Austin. A “Finding Success for Science Through Social Media – Tips, Tools and Tactics for Natural Resource Professionals” […]

Sid Kyle Endowments announced at Texas A&M

COLLEGE STATION – Designation of two endowed positions in the Texas A&M University department of ecosystem science and management are the cornerstone for a new savanna research initiative. Dr. Tom Boutton, Regents Professor and Texas A&M AgriLife Senior Faculty Fellow in the department, has been awarded the Sid Kyle Endowed Chair in Arid and Semi-Arid […]

Water quality training May 6 in Junction to focus on Upper Llano River watershed

JUNCTION – A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality related to the Upper Llano River watershed will be presented from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. May 6 at the Llano River Field Station, 254 Red Raider Lane in Junction. The workshop is free and open to anyone interested in improving water quality in the region. Participants […]

Texas A&M AgriLife helping address disease deadly to bats

COLLEGE STATION – The fungus that causes white-nose syndrome in hibernating bats has been detected on three species in the Texas counties of Childress, Collingsworth, Cottle, Hardeman, King and Scurry. Bats play an important role in controlling insect populations that pose threats to Texas crops as well as assist in crop pollination. In 2011, the authors […]

Water well trainings and screenings set for April in the Panhandle

COLLEGE STATION — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will offer Texas Well Owner Network trainings and screenings throughout the Texas Panhandle in April, said program coordinators. The Texas Water Resources Institute is partnering with AgriLife Extension and the network on these programs. “Private well owners in Texas are independently responsible for monitoring the quality […]

Carnivore Management Program in Uvalde will have ‘meaty’ topics for area landowners

UVALDE – A Carnivore Management Program will be held from 6-8 p.m. March 30 in the auditorium of the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Uvalde, 1619 Garner Field Road. “Predator control is a subject of interest to many ranchers and producers,” said Dr. Maureen Frank, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service wildlife specialist […]