Texas Longleaf Implementation Team (TLIT) and Texan by Nature (TxN) are working together to restore more longleaf in East Texas by securing additional cost-sharing opportunities through strategic partnerships. They groups aim to amplify their restoration impacts in East Texas by identifying possible landowner partners. To that end, they have developed a short survey.Continue Reading
Host: National Integrated Drought Information System, Texas A&M University, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Presenter: Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University
Long‐range water planning is complicated by factors that are rapidly changing in the 21st century, including climate, population, and water use. Climate projections indicate the latter half of the 21st century may be even drier in some parts of the United States than even the most arid centuries of the last 1,000 years that included megadroughts.
In this webinar, Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon will discuss these drought projections and related climate factors for Texas, and some barriers to the use of these projections by Texas agricultural producers, large surface water suppliers, small groundwater management districts, and regional water planning districts.Continue Reading
Texas A&M Agrilife Extension recently released a new prescribed fire guidebook “Prescribed Fire: A Tool for Landowners Large and Small” for private landowners and Cooperative Extension Agents. The 24 page guide has a focus on burning in Texas, but the information maybe relevant to neighboring states and other regions. The guide discusses Texas prescribed fire laws and liability concerns, equipment, planning tools, funding opportunities and resources.Continue Reading