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Watershed Dams Save Texans $1.4 Million in Recent Flooding Events

Welcome rains fell across much of Texas over recent weeks. While some areas of the state received an overabundance of rain, experts from the USDA-NRCS say damage from flooding could have been worse if not for the floodwater retarding structures in place in key areas.

Volunteers Make a Difference in Wetland Restoration

Enthusiastic volunteers of all ages gather each year for Galveston Bay Foundation’s Marsh Mania with one purpose in mind – wetland restoration.

Jim Wells County Ranch Reaps Benefits of Conservation Efforts

Grassy fields and the stockpile of hay show the benefits of Jim Wells County ranchers Arnold and Ida Trejo's conservation efforts of resting the land along with keeping forage residue on the ground that helped absorb the timely rains.

Celebration of a Man's Life and his Dedication to Conservation on the Land

Jack Schuster, a west Texas native and a farmer known for taking care of the land, passed away on July 6, 2014. Like his father, H.E. Schuster, he wanted to leave the land in better condition than he found it for generations to come, and that’s exactly what he did.

Winston 8 Ranch Receives Leopold Conservation Award

The Winston 8 Ranch of Nacogdoches recently received the prestigious national Leopold Conservation Award from the Sand County Foundation and partner - Texas Parks and Wildlife Department through its Lone Star Land Steward Award Program.

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