Wildland Fire

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

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30
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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30
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.

Texas A&M Forest Service mobilizes Urban Forest Strike Teams

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30
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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30
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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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

Funds available for forest thinning through Southern Pine Beetle Prevention Program

TFS Texas Forest Service - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30
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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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 - Thu, 02/08/2018 - 10:30

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.

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