State - TX (Texas)



Critical fire weather conditions present over Western Texas today

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Critical and elevated wildfire conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning Wednesday and continuing through the weekend. The areas of concern include Amarillo, Lubbock and Childress. 

Two North Texas communities earn national recognition

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Two North Texas communities earn national recognition for cooperative wildfire mitigation efforts. The Lake Palo Pinto and 7R Ranch communities have earned the National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise USA™ distinction.

After the flood: Texas A&M University students help plant trees along the Blanco River

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Texas A&M University students planted seedlings Saturday to help restore flood-damaged areas of the Blanco River. Aggie Replant, a student organization whose members strive to improve the community through tree planting events and environmental service.

20-year veteran of Texas A&M Forest Service receives Regents Fellow Award for management of wildland fire response systems

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Cynthia Foster, head of the Wildfire Planning and Preparedness Department at Texas A&M Forest Service received the Texas A&M University System Board of Regents Fellow Service Award on Wednesday, Feb. 7 at a presentation ceremony in College Station. 

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Panhandle and West Texas regions Wednesday

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Panhandle and West Texas regions Wednesday with a small chance of a weather-caused phenomena called a Southern Plains Wildfire Outbreak.

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Superior Service Award to TFS employees

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Educational outreach team members who helped incorporate fire resistance ratings into the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Earth-Kind® Plant Selector were awarded a Superior Service Award for a Team today, Jan. 9, at a ceremony in Bryan, Texas.

Texas A&M AgriLife awards TFS forester for public service

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Texas A&M AgriLife has awarded Andrew Crocker, Staff Forester for Texas A&M Forest Service, the 2017 Vice Chancellor’s Award in Excellence for Pubic Service in Forestry.

Hurricane Harvey debris removal continues in Aransas County

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Months after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, Texas A&M Forest Service employees are continuing their work with Texas Department of Transportation, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Division of Emergency Management and Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service to remove and burn vegetative debris left by the hurricane.

Fire truck donated to hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Port Aransas Volunteer Fire Department received a fire truck today, donated by the Philomont Volunteer Fire Department from Virginia.

Texas A&M Forest Service celebrates successful year

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31
Over 500 Texas A&M Forest Service employees came together at the agency’s annual personnel meeting Wednesday, Nov. 15.

Texans celebrate “Tree-Epic” State Arbor Day

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Texans from across the state gathered today in Grand Prairie, Texas to celebrate the State Arbor Day and all the benefits trees provide to people and communities. Festivities were held at Grand Central and featured a

Wildland firefighters from around the country to attend wildfire academy in Bastrop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31
Over 315 students from 13 states are expected to attend the 20th annual Capital Area Interagency Wildfire and Incident Management Academy that will be held from Oct. 13-25 at the Camp Swift National Guard Facility located north of Bastrop.

Texas A&M Forest Service mobilizes Urban Forest Strike Teams

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Texas A&M Forest Service recently mobilized Urban Forest Strike Teams to the coastal Texas towns of Rockport, Fulton, Refugio and Victoria to assess damage to the trees on public property resulting from Hurricane Harvey. Impacted communities deal with many post-storm issues, one of which includes destruction to public trees

Hurricane-damaged Port Aransas Fire Department to receive fire truck on emergency loan from Texas A&M Forest Service

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31
Port Aransas Fire Department is set to receive a fire truck on loan from Texas A&M Forest Service on Friday, Sept. 29 to temporarily replace one damaged by Hurricane Harvey. 

Fire service organizations of Texas are asking for equipment and monetary donations

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31
Officials from key fire service organizations of Texas are asking for equipment and monetary donations to help local Texas fire departments impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

New Texas A&M Forest Service Software used to Coordinate Recovery Efforts in Texas and Florida

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

The Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas is making it possible for the many officials at all levels of government engaged in Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts to literally get on the same page using a new software application developed by the Texas A&M Forest Service. 

$397,294.00 in grant funds available for prescribed burning

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Some Texas landowners may be eligible to be reimbursed for their cost of prescribed burning. Texas A&M Forest Service is now accepting grant applications from private property owners who use strategically-planned prescribed fires to help reduce wildfire risk and restore natural ecosystems.

Grimes County Completes Community Wildfire Protection Plan

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Grimes County has developed a plan that will better prepare the community for wildfires. The Community Wildfire Protection Plan is the 19th countywide CWPP in Texas. The plan is intended to help improve the safety of residents and emergency personnel and minimize

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31

Texas A&M Forest Service is accepting applications for the 2017 Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program. Through this cost-share program eligible forest landowners can receive financial and technical assistance related to reducing the threat of future SPB infestation

Over $6 million in grants awarded to Texas volunteer fire departments

TFS Texas Forest Service - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 18:31
Texas fire departments received more than $6 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program.

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