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NRCS Floodplain Easement Program: Option to Consider for Flooded Lands

Natural disasters can occur at any time and dealing with the aftermath can be challenging. One option to mitigate this problem is participation in the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Emergency Watershed Protection Floodplain Easement Program (EWPP-FPE). 

Starr County Resident Rises to National Grazing Lands Coordinator

Michael Margo is the new the National Grazing Lands Coordinator in Fort Worth. He will be responsible for leading national partnerships with groups such as the National Grazing Lands Coalition, Society of Range Management and the National Cattleman’s Beef Association.​

Rough-leaf dogwood offers wildlife value

The Native Plant Society of Texas featured a write-up by Juliet Carter, NRCS soil conservationist in Stephenville, about Rough-leaf dogwood, a perennial shrub.

Volunteer pilots help in battle against COVID-19

In Nacogdoches, volunteer pilots have taken rotating shifts to transport COVID-19 test samples from Nacogdoches to either Tyler or Sugar Land, then to Austin and back to the Pineywoods.

Texas Wildlife Association Private Lands Summit

The virtual summit featured Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith and NRCS State Resource Conservationist Kristy Oates about COVID-19’s effects on funding and how both agencies are continuing landowner engagement and conservation work.


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