Wildland Fire

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

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30
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.

$397,294.00 in grant funds available for prescribed burning

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

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 - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

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

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

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30
Texas fire departments received more than $6 million in grants Wednesday through the Texas A&M Forest Service Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program.

Texas A&M Forest Service urges vigilance with outdoor activities

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

June 28, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — As Texans from around the state make plans for the Nation’s Independence Day holiday, Texas A&M Forest Service urges vigilance with outdoor activities such as grilling, campfires and fireworks. According to the National Fire Protection Association, July 4th has the m

George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum honored with Bronze Smokey Bear Award

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

The George H. W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas, was honored with a national Bronze Smokey Bear Award today during the Southern Group of State Foresters annual meeting in Rogers, Arkansas. Throughout 2015, the Bush Library and Museum hos

Texas A&M Forest Service to host Wildfire Preparedness workshop

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Texas Panhandle landowners are invited to attend a workshop designed to better prepare them for wildfires. The one-day Wildfire Preparedness workshop, hosted by Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, will focus

Counting on Houston’s trees

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

The largest city in the largest continental state in America has an urban forest to match. And now, for the first time, information about Houston’s trees is available online. The My City’s Trees web application is a free tool that makes community tree data easily accessible to the public.

Attention Rio Grande Valley Families: It’s time to get outside and connect with nature

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Busy schedules, excessive screen time and lots of other factors keep kids from connecting with nature, even though study after study show that spending time outdoors makes them healthier, happier and smarter. Same goes for adults. So why not head outside together?

Texas A&M Forest Service leads the restoration of the Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Texas A&M Forest Service is helping restore the threatened, iconic Ponderosa Pine forests of West Texas. After a myriad of environmental stresses destroyed nearly 75 percent of the majestic Rocky Mountain Ponderosa Pine population in the Davis Mountains it became evident that reforestation efforts were needed. 

 

2017 Texas Arbor Day host city announced

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

April 28, 2017 — COLLEGE STATION, Texas — In Texas, the official state Arbor Day celebration is held in a different host city each year on the first Friday in November. Today, on National Arbor Day, Texas A&M Forest Service revealed that this year’s state celebration will be hosted in Grand Prairie, Texas. 

Attention Central Texas Families: It’s time to get outside and connect with nature

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Busy schedules, excessive screen time and lots of other factors keep kids from connecting with nature, even though study after study show that spending time outdoors makes them healthier, happier and smarter. Same goes for adults. So why not head outside together? 

Western Gulf Forest Health Conference to focus on forest and tree issues

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Landowners, homeowners and forestry professionals are invited to attend the first Western Gulf Forest Health Conference. This two-day conference will focus on issues affecting both rural forestlands and individual trees within urban and suburban areas. These forests and tr

Critical fire weather conditions present over Western Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over portions of Western Texas and the Panhandle beginning today and continuing through Friday. 

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Lone Star State Incident Management Team Deployed to North West Texas Mar. 13, 2017—MERKEL, Texas—The Lone Star State Incident Management Team from Texas A&M Forest Service has set up an incident coordination center in Merkel, Texas to support wildfire response in the western half of Texas. 

Texas and Great Plains wildfires spurred by dry, windy conditions

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

March 7, 2017 — AMARILLO, Texas — Multiple wildfires are still burning across the Texas Panhandle following yesterday’s elevated fire conditions across the Southern Plains. Texas A&M Forest Service responded to three large fires for 325,680 acres. 

City of Dallas completes Community Wildfire Protection Plan

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

The city of Dallas has developed a plan to reduce risks and better prepare for wildfires. Dallas, a major metropolitan area in Texas, is the 53 rd city in the state to complete a Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP).

Drones slow wildfire response and ground firefighting aircraft

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

With the Texas winter wildfire season upon us, officials at Texas A&M Forest Service are responding to an increase in wildfire frequency across the state. Yesterday, two Single Engine Air Tankers (SEATS) responding to a wildfire in Erath County were grounded due to the presence of a drone in the wildfire perimeter.

Critical fire weather conditions present over Texas Plains

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

Critical fire weather conditions will be present over the Texas Plains region Thursday and Friday. The National Weather Service  Storm Prediction Center  has issued an alert putting western portions of the state in the

Camp Bowie to host 16th annual wildfire academy

TFS Texas Forest Service - Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:30

 In preparation for the 2017 wildfire season, firefighters from across the state are set to attend a wildfire academy at Camp Bowie in Brownwood. The 16th Annual Central Texas Wildfire Academy will take place Feb. 22 – 26 and

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